3.2 The profession: Where do actuaries work?
The traditional areas in which actuaries operate are: life and general insurance, pensions, consultancy and investment. Actuaries are also moving into other fields where their analytical skills are useful.
In carrying out this work, actuaries draw on resources provided by other professionals: legal, accounting, medical, economic, etc. They refer to information provided in journals, mathematical tables, statistical and other records and use sophisticated computer programmes to process the relevant data.