The industry is growing and actuaries are more in demand than ever before. There is more risk today than there was yesterday (correlates with the idea of entropy–lots of people intersecting lots of people makes friction → accidents). So if you are a bright geek and you stick with the program and pass those exams, your odds are good. But look at us, telling you about odds and statistics. Knowing you, you've got this down to a science, and could probably tell us that your odds of hanging on are exactly 92.4%. Plus/minus 0.2%.