Currently, I am in my final year of high school (grade 12) and in the middle of choosing an university program for next year. I love math and have been exploring the career of an acutary (through internet because its hard to find people who know what an actuary does) for almost a year. On websites like 'Be An Acutary' and 'US Bureau of Labor Statistics' I have seen many positive points about becoming an acutary. But before I make my decision of selecting a university program (engineering, actuary, etc.) I have some questions about acturial field that I would like to get answered.
I will be entering University of Toronto. Let's say after four years when I graduate, assuming I will have about 3 to 4 exams pass, what are my chances of getting employed (in Canada and in US). On this forum, some posts mentioned that it is really difficult to find a job and that in New York and in Canada there are no jobs available at all. How true is this statement? Before I enter this field, I would like to make sure that there is enough job security available and that job prospects are good.
Furthermore, DW Simpsons salary surveys suggest that starting salaries are fairly high for actuaries compared to other field. This means that there is a great need for actuaries and job prospects are good. This is how I would like it to be, but is it like this in the real world. Also, how accurate are the surveys.
I hope this isn't confusing to understand. Thanks for your replies.