Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries

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What do Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries do?

Mathematicians and statisticians research mathematical or statistical theories, and develop and apply mathematical or statistical techniques for solving problems in such fields as science, engineering, business and social science.

Actuaries apply mathematics, statistics, probability and risk theory to assess potential financial impacts of future events.

How to become: Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries

In general, you need a university degree in your chosen field of work or a college program in computer science.

To be a mathematician or statistician, you need a graduate degree in mathematics or statistics.

To be an actuary, you usually need a university degree or college diploma in mathematics, statistics or operations research, three years' actuarial experience, and accreditation with the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 10 has a graduate degree.

Where to study for a career as: Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mathematics (B.Sc.) Bachelor
Mathematics (B.Sc.) Bachelor; Honours
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Science and Mathematics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Computer Science and Mathematics Bachelor; Honours
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Cape Breton University
Sydney, Nova Scotia, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Science Bachelor; Co-op
Mathematics Bachelor
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The University of Queensland
Brisbane, AU

Related Program(s):
Veterinary Technology Bachelor
Mathematics Bachelor
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mathematical Studies Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Business Administration and Mathematics Double Degree Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Modified on April 07, 2022

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