About LaunchPad

Do you want to…

  • Apply your love for math and business?
  • Solve real-world problems and make a big impact?
  • Learn about a low-stress, high-paying career?

If you answered “heck yes” to any of these questions, LaunchPad is for you. This new resource is your introduction to the exciting field of actuarial science.

We’ve tailored LaunchPad to high school and early college students who are passionate about math and business and want a stable, fulfilling career.

Whether you’re well-versed in actuarial science or you don’t even know what an actuary is, we’ve created LaunchPad for you.

Why should I care about actuarial science?

Actuarial science is the study of risk, uncertainty, and financial implications. Actuaries use math, statistics, finance, and problem-solving skills to help businesses plan for the future.

Some key features of the profession include:

  • High demand: Actuaries are needed in various industries, such as insurance, banking, health care, energy, and government. Demand for actuaries is expected to grow by 21% from 2021-2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
  • High salary: Actuaries earn a median salary of $105,900, according to the BLS. The top 10% of actuaries earn $206,820 annually.
  • Low stress: Actuaries enjoy a low-stress work environment that allows them to balance their work, study, and personal life. In fact, actuarial science is ranked as the number-one low-stress profession for jobs that pay over $100,000.
  • High satisfaction: Actuaries are satisfied with their work because they make a positive impact on society by managing risk and uncertainty.

What’s available on LaunchPad?

LaunchPad is a collection of resources to help you learn more about actuarial science. You will find:

  • Engaging videos and articles that answer important questions about actuarial science.
  • Interviews with successful and diverse actuaries sharing their insights.
  • Resources and guidance for pursuing actuarial science as a career.
  • A user-friendly and modern user experience that makes learning fun and easy.

Please let us know if you have any questions! You can reach out anytime using the form on our Contact Us page.