Insurance is a product used by almost everyone in the US, not only once, but multiple forms.  Auto, home, life, medical, and commercial are just a few. Insurance is a means of protection from financial loss. It is a form of risk management. If you love helping people, and have a head for business, you can learn to build your own Insurance firm, or work for many national firms in many different capacities. Roles for graduates in Sales, Underwiting, Adjusting and Actuarial are limitless. Many Insurance programs boast a 95-100% placement rate for graduates. Actuarial science is the discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in insurance, finance and other industries and professions. Actuaries are professionals who are qualified in this field through intense education and experience. In many countries, actuaries must demonstrate their competence by passing a series of thorough professional examinations

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The American Insurance Association (AIA) has served as the leading property-casualty insurance trade organization since 1866.  Visit
The American Academy of Actuaries is a D.C.-based 18,500+ member professional association whose mission is to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession. Academy members include consultants, corporate executives and staff, regulators, government officials, academicians, and retired actuaries. Their areas of practice cover pensions, life insurance, casualty insurance, health insurance, financial reporting, risk management, and more. Visit
Gamma Iota Sigma is a registered 501(c)(3) educational organization and is the only international business fraternity for students of insurance, risk management and actuarial science. Visit
NAIFA: Serving and representing insurance and financial advisors regardless of the products they sell or the focus of their practice. Visit
The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the principal professional organization for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professionals, educators, financial services providers and students who seek advancement in a growing, dynamic profession. Visit
With roots dating back to 1889, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) is the world’s largest actuarial organization with more than 26,000 actuaries as members Visit
To further the interests of mathematical research, scholarship and education, serving the national and international community through publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs.  Visit