Wondering what you can do with a math degree? In a rapidly changing global economy,
the outlook for mathematicians is among the brightest of all areas of study. Employment
in math-related areas is projected to grow 28 percent by 2026, faster than the average
for all occupations, and will result in more than 50,000 new jobs nationwide. As the
analysis of “big data” rises in importance, so does the demand for professionals with
math degrees. Mathematical occupations had a median annual wage of $84,060 in 2017,
compared to $37,690 for all occupations.
There are lots of options:
- Career information from American Mathematical Society (AMS). Includes information on student research and internship opportunities.
- Careers in applied mathematics from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
- Careers in mathematics from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), including the helpful article, What Can I Do with a Math Degree?
- A video, Careers in Mathematics, developed by the AMS, SIAM, and MAA.
- What an Actuary Does and How to Become One, from U.S. News and World Report.
- Information on an actuarial career at Be An Actuary.
- In addition to these resources, stop by the Department of Mathematics main office TUC 358 to look at the book BIG Jobs Guide: Business, Industry, and Government Careers for Mathematical Scientists, Statisticians, and Operations Researchers.