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 


Firms

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.


Links for Mathematics Majors

 

More Info from Career Services


Contact Information

Department of Mathematics
Fayard Hall Room 308
Tel: 985-549-2175
thudson@southeastern.edu