What Can You Do With A Major In Mathematics?

 

Mathematics is a linguistic activity with a clear and precise communication of meaning, in which it always has a certainty of the proof.  Mathematics provides a wide variety of skills, along with background and theory of practice that may be used to pursue graduate work, research, teaching in secondary schools, and various types of industries.

Mathematics (B.A. Degree)
Mathematics (B.S. Degree)
Mathematics Discrete Analysis (B.S. Degree)
Statistics (B.A. Degree)
Statistics (B.S. Degree)


Typical Career Paths

Mathematics

Computational Science
Education
Computing
Insurance
Banking and Finance

Some Related Career Titles

 (To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library).

 

With a Master's Degree

Quantitative Analyst

Operations Research Analyst

Mathematics Teacher

Mathematician

Professor

With a Bachelor's Degree 

Statisticians 

Actuaries 

Data Collector  

Financial Planner 

Quality Control Analyst 

 

General Career Directions
Actuary
Business Analyst
Computer Scientist
Data Collector
Demographer
Economist
Financial Associate
Financial Planner
Mathematician
Quality Control Analyst
Systems Analyst
Teacher
Test Technician
 

 

Typical Employers/Work Settings

 
Aerospace Industry
Colleges/Universities
Communications Industry
Consulting Firms
Corporations
Elementary Schools
Federal Agencies
Financial Institutions
Government Agencies
Insurance Firms
Manufacturing Firms
Market Research Firms
Pharmaceuticals
Real Estate 
Scientific Research
Electronics and Computer Manufacturers
Engineering Firms
Energy Companies
Non Profit Organizations
Telecommunications
Retailers
Healthcare Agencies
Hotels 
Hospitals 

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 Beginning Salary Range 

 According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Summer 2011 Salary Survey, beginning salaries for graduates with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics start at about $53,914.

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Skills Needed For This Career

Problem solving

Organizational skills

Numerical computation

Ability to analyze & interpret data

Critical thinking

Computer literacy

Logical thinking

Team skills

Efficient

Systemizing skills

Advanced quantitative skills

 

    

 

Links To Professional Associations 

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.
American Mathematics Society 
International Actuarial Association 
Mathematical Association of America 
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics 

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
American Mathematical Society 

 

 

Job Search Information 

National Organizations or Databases 
http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/
http://www.actuary.com/
http://careers.casact.org/home/index.cfm?site_id=2829
http://www.financialjobbank.com/
http://www.higheredjobs.com/
http://www.jobsinthemoney.com/
http://www.math-jobs.com/show.php?site=math&cnt=us&n=100000
http://www.mathclassifieds.org/c/search.cfm?site_id=1925
http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs?joblist-----40
http://www.soa.org/careers/landing.aspx 

 

 

Graduate Schools 

Local Programs - Master of Science in Mathematics and other related programs
University of North Florida
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
Florida State University
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of Miami
University of South Florida
University of West Florida
National Programs – Master of Science in Mathematics and other related programs
University of Alabama
University of Georgia
Other resources for graduate program research
http://www.gradschools.com/ 
http://www.petersons.com/ 
http://www.princetonreview.com/  

 

 

Link To UNF Program 

 

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in  Mathematics. 

Career Action Plan

  • Conduct an informational interview with or shadow a professional in the field to gain more knowledge about this career
  • Do at least one internship related to your career goal/program of study before graduating to gain experience
  • Get involved in volunteer work and community service
  • Develop leadership skills through on-campus activities such as Presidential Envoys, Residence Assistant, Student Government, Peer Advisor, etc.
  • Develop team skills through involvement in student clubs and organizations on campus
  • Join a professional association related to your career choice