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Actuaries' Survival Guide

Navigating the Exams as Applications of Data Science

Book • Third Edition2024

Authors:

Ping Q. Wang and Fred E. Szabo

Actuaries' Survival Guide

Navigating the Exams as Applications of Data Science

Book • Third Edition2024

 

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Ping Q. Wang and Fred E. Szabo

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    Chapter 1 - Actuarial careers

    Pages 1-85

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    Chapter 2 - Actuarial education

    Pages 87-198

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    Chapter 3 - Actuarial jobs

    Pages 199-212

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    Appendix A - Consulting firms

    Pages 213-221

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    Appendix B - Insurance companies

    Pages 223-228

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    Appendix C - Reciprocity agreements

    Pages 229-232

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    Appendix D - Actuarial websites

    Pages 233-234

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    Appendix E - Actuarial recruiting agencies

    Pages 235-241

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    Appendix F - SOA education summary

    Pages 243-245

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    Appendix G - CAS education summary

    Page 247

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    Appendix H - Actuarial symbols

    Pages 249-250

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    Appendix I - Bibliography

    Pages 251-252

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    Index

    Pages 253-256

About the book

Description

Actuaries' Survival Guide: Navigating the Exams as Applications of Data Science, Third Edition explains what actuaries are, what they do, and where they do it. The book describes exciting combinations of ideas, techniques, and skills involved in their day-to-day work. This 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 prior edition.

Actuaries' Survival Guide: Navigating the Exams as Applications of Data Science, Third Edition explains what actuaries are, what they do, and where they do it. The book describes exciting combinations of ideas, techniques, and skills involved in their day-to-day work. This 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 prior edition.

Key Features

  • Includes details on the Society of Actuaries’ (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) examinations, as well as sample questions and answers
  • Presents an overview of career options and includes profiles of companies and 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
  • Offers insights provided by real-life actuaries and actuarial students about the profession
  • Includes details on the Society of Actuaries’ (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) examinations, as well as sample questions and answers
  • Presents an overview of career options and includes profiles of companies and 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
  • Offers insights provided by real-life actuaries and actuarial students about the profession

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ISBN

978-0-443-15497-3

Language

English

Published

2024

Copyright

Copyright © 2025 Elsevier Inc. All rights are reserved including those for text and data mining AI training and similar technologies.

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Academic Press

Authors

Ping Q. Wang

Professor, Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, St John’s University, New York, New York, United States

Fred E. Szabo

Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada