It’s official: becoming an actuary is the perfect career move. American research has ranked the actuarial profession highest amongst 200 surveyed professions.

Jobs were ranked by physical demands, work environment, income, stress and hiring prospects, concluding that actuaries, followed by biomedical engineers and software engineers had the best job.

Newspaper reporters were found to have the worst job, dropping four places since last year’s survey. Find the full list of ranked professions on the Telegraph website.

Reasons why being an actuary is the ideal job include high salaries and intellectual challenge. Read more on why become an actuary?

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