Common Questions

Who does Milliman hire?

Actuarial expertise will always be a core strength at Milliman, but over the past several decades the breadth of products and services we provide has grown, and our staff now includes a wide range of professionals.


While we still employ many of the best actuaries in the business, our ranks have grown to include clinicians, economists, investment consultants, benefits administration experts, chartered financial analysts, IT specialists, and quantitative analysts. Our professionals come from a variety of backgrounds, including Big 4 consultancies, insurance and reinsurance companies, Wall Street firms, commercial banks, technology and software companies, government agencies, and academia.

What does an actuary do?

Actuaries solve problems in the business world by analyzing and managing risk. They primarily work for insurance companies, consulting firms, and government organizations. However, they also work for universities, banks and investment firms, large corporations, accounting firms, hospital and physician organizations, rating bureaus, labor unions, and other organizations. While actuaries must be well-versed in mathematics, they are also knowledgeable about computer science, economics, pertinent social issues, and the law.


The process of becoming an actuary requires specific educational training and involves a series of exams administered by organizations such as the Society of Actuaries and/or the Casualty Actuarial Society in the United States, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the U.K. and the Actuaries Institute in Australia. To learn more about the actuarial profession, visit these organizations' Web sites, or go to BeAnActuary.org.

How do I apply for a job?

Take a look at the Current Openings section on our Web site. If you see a position that interests you, submit your resume. If your skills are a match, you will be notified and an interview will be scheduled.

What is the hiring process like at Milliman?

Milliman's independence extends to its hiring process. Each Milliman practice is responsible for hiring and managing its staff. As a job applicant, you can expect a fair interview with an emphasis on determining if you are a good fit for the position, the practice, and the firm.

What does Milliman look for in an employee?

Above all, we want people who are smart, curious, and looking to make a difference. While we recognize that credentials are important, we're just as interested in your attitude and your intellect. The right candidates will share the following core values, which were identified by our professionals in a firm-wide survey: superior work quality; honesty and integrity; superior client service; focus on independent, objective advice; individual professional freedom; and a belief that excellent work should be rewarded with commensurate compensation.

How flexible is the work environment?

This is not a culture of clock-punchers. Everyone here has a different set of responsibilities and interests outside the office. We expect a lot from our colleagues and ourselves, but we also respect the need to balance work with life. Ultimately, your success will be determined by the quality of your work, not when you left the office.

Do you have internships?

Internships vary by type and availability from practice to practice. The best way to inquire about internships is to contact your local Milliman office.

Milliman, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We recruit, hire, train, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other consideration prohibited by law. Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the HR department.