You can confidently proclaim that you're one of the few...the proud...the actuaries. Just think of all you can do: you can lord over your doctor friends who make less money than you despite spending half their lives in medical school; you can predict the lifespan of a fellow employee in order to best choose a corporate life insurance policy for her; you can go to bed with the sense of satisfaction that comes from knowing you helped your employer or contractor save money.
If these things don't sound all that endearing or heartwarming to you, don't worry. You don't have to think you're saving the world to do this job. Just accept that you're a glorified bean counter and enjoy those fat paychecks.