Data on higher education choices for Actuaries from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Actuaries is Math & Statistics but a relatively high number of Actuaries hold a major in Engineering Technologies.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Actuaries from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Actuaries need many skills, but most especially Mathematics, Judgment and Decision Making, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Actuaries need more than the average amount of Programming, Management of Financial Resources, and Mathematics.
Projections on wages and job growth for Actuaries from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Actuaries are expected to see a growth of 18.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.