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 the Society of Actuaries and/or the Casualty Actuarial Society. The American Academy of Actuaries is the organization that represents the entire actuarial profession in the United States. It sets professional standards of actuarial qualification, practice, and conduct, and assists in the formulation of public policy by providing independent and objective information, analysis, and education. To learn more about the actuarial profession, visit these organizations' websites, or go to BeAnActuary.org.