US jobs rankings 2016: actuaries drop to 10th place

Its latest annual Jobs Related report based the rankings on four core criteria: environment, income, outlook and stress. Data scientists were given pole position due to a “promising employment outlook” and “lucrative opportunities”. The careers site noted that out of the top 10 professions listed, four of them were maths-intensive: data scientist, statistician (second place), mathematician (ranked number six) and actuary. It said this equalled a “booming market for those who deal with numbers”. Last year, the role of an actuary topped the list.  CareerCast explained that data science was a relatively new field. The job combines information technology, statistical analysis and other disciplines to interpret trends from data.  Within the top-10 best jobs, actuaries came fourth in terms of annual median salary ($96,700) after data scientists, mathematicians and software…

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