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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