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There are approximately 24,000 actuaries employed in the United States, and 71 percent work for insurance-related employers. Approximately 15 percent of actuaries work for professional, scientific and technical consulting services. Other actuaries work for financial service–providing firms (including commercial banks, investment banks, and retirement funds), colleges and universities, public accounting firms, labor unions, ratings bureaus, and fraternal organizations. Others are employed as professors. Some actuaries are self-employed.

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