Segments in this Video

Actuaries: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:24)


Phillip Maniscola prices reentrant contracts for a reinsurance brokerage based on a company's experience and industrial data.

Actuaries: Career Beginnings (00:55)

Maniscola learned about the actuarial profession in high school. He researched the profession, majored in actuarial science, and found a job after graduation.

Actuaries: Keys for Success (00:47)

Actuaries need to be interested in math. The job is a balance between business communication and technical skills.

Actuaries: Education and Certification Requirements (01:04)

Actuaries must pass a series of actuary exams; an actuary passes one exam per year on average.

Actuaries: Workplace Atmosphere (00:38)

In general, the atmosphere is relaxed; Maniscola travels very little. Occasionally, long hours and weekend work are necessary.

Actuaries: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:09)

Intern with one or two insurance companies to determine if you will like the work. Talk to actuaries about their careers, and take a couple actuary exams before you graduate college.

Actuaries: Day on the Job (01:16)

Maniscola arrives at 8:00 AM and reads emails before continuing work on what he was doing the day before; he works on two or three projects simultaneously. Maniscola sometimes talks with clients about findings.

Actuaries: Industry Goals and Services (01:04)

Actuaries help companies manage risk in an objective way.

Actuaries: Industry Challenges (00:53)

Big data is a challenge for the industry. Finding a use for all of the data is a challenge for actuaries.

Actuaries: Looking at the Future (01:08)

Maniscola does not foresee any significant changes in the industry in the next ten years, but actuaries will become more proficient in how to use big data.

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Actuary—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be an actuary? In this Career Q&A video interview, Philip Maniscola talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success as an actuary. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 10 minutes

Item#: BVL133143

ISBN: 978-1-64023-590-8

Copyright date: ©2017

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