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  • 5/27/2015 9:04:23 PM
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Even with the most methodical processes, people apply their own spin on things. How one person does something is rarely identical to the next person's process, so facing scrutiny should come with the business!

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  • 5/27/2015 9:02:22 PM
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Can anyone think of a practical application for virtual reality and data? If VR becomes a commonplace, what means of presenting data could we explore?

Re: wee!
  • 5/18/2015 2:48:25 PM
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Interestings @Jamescon  I suppose the low stress rankings are due to the fact that most actuaries remain in their comfort zone with their numbers for most of the job. 

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  • 5/18/2015 2:35:13 PM
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@Ariella. It's funny that you mention stress when it comes to actuaries. Yes, they are by-the-book, dot-the-i types who have to be bright, focused and detail/numbers oriented. I recall my days as a court reporter and actuaries would be called as witnesses in civil suits to estimate how much an injured person would have earned in their lifetime if they hadn't encountered some disaster. They would be great and nice and calm when they were on direct exam for the side that hired them. But when they underwent cross examination by the attorney for the other side it was instant fluster. They couldn't understand why someone would question their numbers and their methodology.

 

Re: wee!
  • 5/18/2015 12:53:23 PM
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@Broadway Granted the data looks like it is based on figures from 2012, however the Bureau of Labor Statistics offers a very optimistic outlook for actuaries.  http://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/actuaries.htm

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Job Outlook, 2012-22 26% (Much faster than average)"

Re: wee!
  • 5/18/2015 12:51:28 PM
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@tinym Are actuaries suffering?  Several years ago that profession was identified as one of the best jobs with the lowest stress.

Re: wee!
  • 5/2/2015 4:03:37 PM
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Sad story, Broadway. Actuaries should become data analysts so they can fit into the new world of big data. 

Re: wee!
  • 4/30/2015 8:46:09 PM
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I see a lot of worker comp issues in the future. 

I'm waiting till I see these virtual reality glasses on busses and flights with people accidently punching the pour soul next to them while attacking a vitural orge. 

Re: wee!
  • 4/27/2015 10:34:46 PM
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I used to work in insurance, and poor actuaries were the butt of all jokes. Poor actuaries. The long forgotten statistical whiz. I think people feel so bad about them being eclipsed by predictive modeling and big data that they don't even make fun of them any longer.

Re: wee!
  • 4/27/2015 8:05:42 PM
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Good point! Actuaries could get a little more work if data scientists started jumping around filing cabinets.

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