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Employment: Actuaries




Actuaries held about 15,000 jobs in 2002, with more than 1 in 2 actuaries employed by insurance carriers. Others work for pension funds and insurance agents and brokers. A growing number of actuaries work for firms providing a variety of corporate services, especially management and public relations, or for firms offering consulting services. A relatively small number of actuaries are employed by security and commodity brokers or by government agencies.