: Actuaries design insurance plans that will help their company make a profit. They study statistics and social trends to decide how much money an insurance company should charge for an insurance policy. They predict the amount of money an insurance company will have to pay to its customers for claims. Some actuaries are selfemployed and work as consultants.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/