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Here is a joke I heard before... What is the difference between an actuary and an accountant? The accountant would have more personality!! LOL
In my field, I have dealings with actuary consultants all the time. They are the number crunchers. They are usually very smart, good with numbers and very analytical. They need to project a future outcome from a large pool of data that is available to them. Like telling a story from the numbers in front of them.
The career in the actuary field is very rewarding. They are the highest paid in the business sector.
The actuaries that I have worked with tended to be problem solving individuals, concerned with documented proof and method. They were creative, able to apply known methods to arrive at answers to complex questions. Obviously, they had strong math aptitudes and a high level of confidence in their methods and results.
The field is known as Actuarial Science and they have a thirst for knowledge and the tenacity to plug away at a problem long after non-actuaries have left the table. The best had good communication skills so as to be able to both draw out fully the nature of the problem from their audience and the ability to explain their answer.