Great question and great to see that you are looking ahead and thinking about how your expected major(s) maps to a career.
I was also a double major in applied mathematics and economics and decided to become an actuary.
The website “https://www.beanactuary.org/” gives some insights into the career.
The career falls somewhere between “math” and “business” which works well with an applied mathematics/statistics and economics double major. Career progression is generally tied to a series of examinations which are usually taken concurrent to doing entry level work. It does help to have 2 or 3 of the exams passed before getting a first job, with earlier progress generally opening up internship opportunities.
In general, the Casualty Actuarial Society (https://www.casact.org/) provides examinations and certifications for “property & casualty” actuaries (dealing with helping estimate reserves or price auto liability, workers’ compensation, general liability, homeowners, etc.).
The Society of Actuaries (https://www.soa.org/) provides information on actuarial tracks such as:
- Corporate Finance and Enterprise Risk Management Track
- Quantitative Finance and Investment Track
- Individual Life and Annuities Track
- Retirement Benefits Track
- Group and Health Track
- General Insurance Track
Finally, an endless supply of information is available on the Actuarial Outpost forum (http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/).
Patryk recommends the following next steps:
- Explore the career options listed by the posters, including: data science, marketing, investment banking, and actuarial science.
- Seek out possible summer internships related to the careers of your interest.
- If you are interested in an actuarial career, study for and try to pass the "Probability" and "Financial Mathematics" exams over the next couple of months.