The CareerCast job ranking list has Actuary as a top 10 job out of all professions! Main factors in this ranking are job satisfaction, future hiring outlook, and high average pay. Indeed, actuaries are in demand and are the specialists in the "science of risk."
Roanoke College is the only institution in Virginia that offers a major in Actuarial Science. Generally speaking, actuaries are experts in evaluating the likelihood of future events, designing creative ways to reduce undesirable events, and decreasing the impact of these undesirable events should they occur; that is, "actuarial science" can be described as the "science of risk" which takes a combination of strong analytical skills and business knowledge to perform well.