The CERA credential adds value to a career. CERA offers a wide range of opportunities and gives you the chance to apply your mathematical and statistical skills to real life challenges.
There are a number of career routes that you could choose to take
You might choose to work in life, health or general insurance, as insurance companies typically have a risk management function.
Working in such a function would give you valuable real-life experience for the CERA credential.
Alternatively, working in the investment or banking areas can give you risk management experience – although depending on the nature of the role, this could be more narrow in its scope than the full range of risks covered by ERM.
If you are interested in working for an actuarial consultancy, then many of these now have specialist risk management areas within their practices so you could ask them about such opportunities.
An increasing number of CERAs are starting to work in wider fields, taking their actuarial skill set and CERA education and applying them to roles that lie outside of the traditional areas of actuarial practice. This, too, is an area of strategic importance for the CGA Board.