Actuaries' Survival Guide: How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions by Fred Szabo

Actuaries' Survival Guide: How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions

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What would you like to do with your life? What career would allow you to fulfill your dreams of success? If you like mathematics and the prospect of a highly mobile, international profession consider becoming an actuary.

Szabo'sActuaries Survival Guide, Second Editionexplains what actuaries are, what they do, and where they do it. It describes exciting combinations of ideas, techniques, and skills involved in the day-to-day work of actuaries. This second edition has been updated to reflect the rise of social networking and the internet, the progress toward a global knowledge-based economy, and the global expansion of the actuarial field that has occurred since the first edition.



  • Includes details on the new structures of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) examinations, as well as sample questions and answers
  • Presents an overview of career options, includes profiles of companies & agencies that employ actuaries.
  • Provides a link between theory and practice and helps readers understand the blend of qualitative and quantitative skills and knowledge required to succeed in actuarial exams
  • Includes insights provided by over 50 actuaries and actuarial students about the actuarial profession
  • Author Fred Szabo has directed the Actuarial Co-op Program at Concordia for over fifteen years

About The Author

Author of:The Linear Algebra Survival Guide, 1st EditionActuaries' Survival Guide, 2nd EditionActuaries' Survival Guide, 1st EditionLinear Algebra: An Introduction using Maple, 1st EditionLinear Algebra: An Introduction using Mathematica, 1st EditionFred E. Szabo is professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Concordia...
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Title:Actuaries' Survival Guide: How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable ProfessionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123869439

ISBN - 13:9780123869432

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Table of Contents

Preface 1. Actuarial Careers 2. Actuarial Education 3. Actuarial Jobs A. Consulting Firms B. Insurance Companies C. Reciprocity Agreements D. Actuarial Websites E. Recruiting Agencies F. SOA Education Summary G. CAS Education Summary H. Actuarial Symbols I. Bibliography