What can I do with my MATHEMATICS degree?

What can I do with my MATHEMATICS degree?

Employers of Mathematics Majors

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

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

Research: Industry and Government

Computers: 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.

Actuary Investment Banker
Banking/Credit Manager Market Research Analyst
Bookkeeper Marketing Representative
Commodity Manager Consultant Mathematician
Consumer Loan/Credit Officer Mortgage Researcher
Contract Administrator Numerical Analyst
Cost Estimator/Analyst Production Manager
Cryptographer/Cryptologist Psychometrician
Data Control Administrator Public Health Statistician
Database Manager Purchasing Agent
Demographer Rate Analyst
Econometrician Risk & Insurance Specialist
EDP Auditor Software Support Specialist
Estate Planner Statistician
External Auditor Teacher
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.


Program Overview   Contact Information
Mathematics   Department of Mathematics
    College of Science and Technology
    On Campus: Fayard Hall, Room 308
    Telephone:985-549 - 2175

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