Careers in Math

A degree in mathematics teaches you many facts about mathematics. Equally importantly, it also teaches you how to think critically, analyze problems logically, and create rigorous arguments to back up your positions. These skills are highly sought after by employers in many areas.

Common career paths in mathematics include:

  • Teaching at the K-12 or community college level
  • University research and teaching
  • Actuarial science
  • Statistics
  • Computer science
  • Finance
  • Data science

A mathematics major can also be good preparation for a Master's in Business Administration degree.

Web resources on mathematics careers

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