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Analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.

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Currently Employed: 348

Projected Annual Job Openings: 20

Typical Hourly Wage: $42.00 - $64.07

Typical Annual Salary: $87,400 - $133,300

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Long-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Ascertain premium rates required and cash reserves and liabilities necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.
  • Determine or help determine company policy, and explain complex technical matters to company executives, government officials, shareholders, policyholders, or the public.
  • Design, review and help administer insurance, annuity and pension plans, determining financial soundness and calculating premiums.
  • Analyze statistical information to estimate mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates.
  • Provide advice to clients on a contract basis, working as a consultant.
  • Collaborate with programmers, underwriters, accounts, claims experts, and senior management to help companies develop plans for new lines of business or improving existing business.
  • Provide expertise to help financial institutions manage risks and maximize returns associated with investment products or credit offerings.
  • Construct probability tables for events such as fires, natural disasters, and unemployment, based on analysis of statistical data and other pertinent information.
  • Determine equitable basis for distributing surplus earnings under participating insurance and annuity contracts in mutual companies.
  • Testify before public agencies on proposed legislation affecting businesses.

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Tools:
  • Desktop calculator
  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Financial analysis software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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