Statistics and Actuarial Science



Statistics deals with techniques for collecting and analyzing numerical data for the purpose of solving real-life problems. Statistical techniques are widely used in the pharmaceutical industry, engineering, education, political science, medicine and many other areas. Actuarial science is concerned with the application of mathematical probability to the design of financially sound insurance and pension programs.





Related Career Titles for Statistics and Actuarial Science


Account Manager


Actuarial Analyst



Business Development Manager

Claims Representative

College/University Professor


Data Analyst

High School Teacher

Financial Analyst


Management Trainee

Marketing Analyst

Numerical Analyst

Opinion Research Specialist


Project Manager

Research Engineer

Research Scientist



Stock Broker

Technical Writer



Industries That Hire Statistics and Actuarial Science Majors

Pharmaceutical Companies

Insurance Firms

Engineering Firms

Federal Government

Local Government

Legal Services

Social Services


Human Resources Departments


Communication Services

Consulting Services

Financial Services (Securities, Commodity Contracts, & Other Financial Investments)

Transportation Equipment

Transportation Equipment Companies

Waste Management & Remediation Services


Advertising Agencies

Building and Construction Companies


Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, & Payroll

Computer and Electronic Products Companies

Computer Systems Design/Computer Consulting

Employment Services

Federal Government

State and Local Government

Publishing (Newspaper, Periodical, Book, & Data Base Publishers)

Real Estate

Religious, Grant writing, Civic, Professional, & Similar Organizations

Scientific Research & Development Services

Transportation Services


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The American Academy of Actuaries



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