CareerCast Report: Actuary Is Best Job of 2013

On the heels of Columbia adding online options for earning an Actuarial Science master’s degree or certification comes news that actuaries have the best job in the U.S., according to a new report by CareerCast.com.

The career website used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies to rank 200 jobs based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook. The same report last year ranked actuary as the second-best job.