What can I do with my MATHEMATICS degree?


Employers of Mathematics Majors


Aerospace, Communications, Machinery, Electrical Equipment, Pharmaceuticals
Consulting Firms: Large CPA Firms, Independent Firms


Federal Agencies including: Defense, Labor, Justice, Agriculture, Health & Human Services, Transportation, Commerce, Treasury, NASA and Library of Congress


Industry and Government


Hardware & Software Firms

Data Processing & Information Systems

Service Companies, Manufacturing Firms, Government Agencies, Banking, Insurance, Real Estate, Wholesale & Retail Trade 


Training & Teaching: Schools, Colleges & Universities, Computer Camps,
Specialized Training Organizations, Educational Book Publishers, Market Research Firms, Consumer Goods Manufacturing Firms, Brokerage Firms, Banks, Insurance Companies

Related Occupations for Mathematics Majors

Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.


Investment Banker

Banking/Credit Manager

Market Research Analyst


Marketing Representative

Commodity Manager Consultant


Consumer Loan/Credit Officer

Mortgage Researcher

Contract Administrator

Numerical Analyst

Cost Estimator/Analyst

Production Manager



Data Control Administrator

Public Health Statistician

Database Manager

Purchasing Agent


Rate Analyst


Risk & Insurance Specialist

EDP Auditor

Software Support Specialist

Estate Planner


External Auditor


Financial Auditor

Treasury Management Specialist

Financial Consultant

Urban Planner

Inventory Control Specialist

Weight Analyst



Preparing for a Job in a Mathematics Related Occupation

  1. Develop strong computer skills and in addition to math skills.

  2. Consider: the greatest demand is for applied mathematics with developed skills in computer science, electronics design and theory, statistics and probability.

  3. Consider taking courses in Business

  4. Become familiar with government hiring procedures.

  5. Develop research skills.

  6. Acquire experience through experimental education programs such as co-op or internship.

  7. Consider obtaining certification to teach.

  8. Get involved with campus or community organizations and assume leadership in treasurer positions.

  9. Become a member of an investment club if interested in pursuing an occupation in the securities arena.

  10. Volunteer for tutoring.

  11. Work as a cashier/teller.


Links for Mathematics Majors


More Info from Career Services

Contact Information

Department of Mathematics
Fayard Hall Room 308
Tel: 985-549-2175