How to become an Actuary

A guide on how to get into the greatest profession
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Understand the process of getting into the actuarial profession


  • No prior knowledge is required


Actuaries make financial sense of an uncertain future.

In this course we look at the following:

  1. What is an Actuary?

  2. Should you become an Actuary?

  3. What subjects at school should you choose?

  4. What university course should you enroll in?

  5. Which actuarial society should you join?

  6. How to get your first actuarial job

  7. Which actuarial subject should you specialize in?

  8. What is Work Based Skills?

  9. What is Continued Professional Development?

  10. How to start becoming an Actuary today

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in becoming an actuary

Course content

2 sections11 lectures1h 13m total length
  • What is an Actuary?
  • Should you become an Actuary?
  • Which School subjects to choose
  • Which University course to choose
  • Which Actuarial Society to join
  • Getting your first Actuarial Job
  • Which Subjects to Specialise in
  • Understanding Work Based Skills
  • Understanding Continued Professional Development
  • Starting the Actuarial Journey right now


Actuary (FASSA/CERA)
Michael Jordan
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 1,061 Reviews
  • 11,714 Students
  • 21 Courses

Hi I'm MJ the Fellow Actuary. I've been making educational videos since 2013 on YouTube. I've passed all the actuarial exams and am here to help you do the same. I've majored in Mathematical Statistics and have published research in the South African Journal of Science on Artificial Intelligence. I've also done a Ted Talk on advanced studying methods. As your instructor my purpose is to make sure you understand every concept in these courses. If you get stuck with anything, send me a message, I'm here to help.