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Actuarial science

Do the math: your career is calling

Actuaries are instrumental in the construction and pricing of the products sold by Securian Financial.

Working closely with professionals from sales and marketing, underwriting, investments and accounting, our actuaries — utilizing mathematical knowledge to define and analyze complex problems — develop financially sound insurance products and retirement programs to satisfy our customers’ needs.

What to expect

Our six actuarial departments provide a wide range of products to satisfy the needs of customers in a variety of markets.

Actuarial job responsibilities vary by department and may include the following:

  • Developing and pricing products
  • Conducting experience studies comparing Securian Financial’s mortality, morbidity, expense and investment experience with industry statistics
  • Communicating plan designs and financial results to our sales force and our customers
  • Preparing financial reports and projections
  • Contributing to corporate planning and providing tax-planning information
  • Developing marketing agreements with institutional customers
  • Preparing annual statements and assisting with long-term business planning

Career development

You’ll start your career by passing a series of rigorous actuarial exams to earn your Fellowship in Society of Actuaries — comparable to a doctorate in mathematics.

We supply the necessary study time, educational materials, facilities and tutorial classes so you can prepare for the exams that require five or more years of diligent study to complete.

Opportunities are also available if you are interested in positions that do not require completing exams. Actuarial assistants typically work on tasks similar in style to actuaries, yet with less direct accountability in product development and pricing.

Actuarial science career path

As you progress in your actuarial career at Securian Financial, you may move through the roles shown below.

Actuarial analyst

  • Requires conceptual knowledge of theories, practices and procedures
  • Typically has passed up to three actuarial exams

Actuarial senior analyst

  • Requires working knowledge and experience in own job discipline and broadens capabilities
  • Typically has passed up to seven actuarial exams

Actuarial consultant

  • Requires in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in own job discipline and basic knowledge of related discipline 
  • Typically has Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) designation

Actuarial senior consultant

  • Recognized as an expert in own area within the organization
  • Typically has Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) designation

Consulting director

  • Recognized as an expert within the company and requires in-depth and/or breadth of expertise in own job discipline and broad knowledge of other job disciplines within the organization function

Launch your career

Apply for a career development program or internship today.     

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