It’s a career where you can use your talents to solve real world problems. These problems vary in style and scope, but typically involve using mathematical techniques. Being an actuary is a commitment to uphold certain standards of performance, professionalism and ethics. It’s a qualification you can take anywhere in the world.
You could help solve problems in business – like pricing products or managing risk. Or find solutions to social and economic dilemmas – like building an effective retirement incomes policy for New Zealand’s ageing population.
You’ll join a highly regarded profession whose members are in demand and well-rewarded for their analytical and problem solving skills and their ability to lead – and you’ll gain the fellowship and support of an elite network of peers throughout New Zealand and internationally.
Becoming a New Zealand actuary will involve also joining an internationally recognised actuarial body, such as the Australian or UK Institute.
Influence and career satisfaction
Actuaries, are frequently offered high pressure, high-level roles that demand hard work but also provide opportunities for great intellectual stimulation, variety and the ability to make a significant contribution. Actuaries also often move swiftly into leadership roles because their training in evidence-based decision making is highly valued at an executive level.
This is a profession which values integrity and ability, taking deep understanding to provide sincere and insightful solutions.
Joining this profession will involve joining a professional which is well respected and well rewarded, fostering skills that are in demand across the country and transferable across the world, joining a group of high calibre professionals who support and champion each other, joining a world of interesting challenges.