are acturial jobs compatible with low social skills?

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Mw99
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15 Sep 2007, 3:16 pm

I've been thinking about becoming an actuary, but given that most actuaries work in banks and insurance companies, I wonder whether that's a job where people with poor social and oral communicational skills can succeed, or make it past an interview, for that matter.

Does anyone know?



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15 Sep 2007, 3:50 pm

I'm sure the job itself would be great for an aspie, but it might be hard for an aspie to actually get hired. It's still a position in a "corporate" environment, with its own twisted social protocols. So it might be a deal of an aspie getting passed over, not because they don't have the number skills, but because management wouldn't see them as future "management" material. Totally illogical, I know, but I've seen it happen. They often pick a mediocre talent who's more of a "people" person, than an expert who's not.



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15 Sep 2007, 8:50 pm

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16 Sep 2007, 1:52 am

Yes, you don't need good communication or social skills for actuary work. What you need to be is good in math (calculus, statistics, probability).



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29 Sep 2007, 4:43 pm

Does anyone have anything else to say?