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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


Computational Science
Banking and Finance

Typical Job Titles

Note: Some of these occupations might require an advanced degree


Quantitative Analyst   Operations Research Analyst
Mathematics Teacher   Mathematician
Professor   Statistician
Actuary   Data Collector
Financial Planner   Quality Control Analyst
Systems Analyst   Teacher
Test Technician   Contract Administrator
Information Scientist   Cost Estimator/Analyst
Inventory Control Specialist   Investment Banker
Data Control Administrator   Market Research Analyst
Demographer   Media Buyer
Econometrician   Meteorologist
Banking/Credit Investment Manager   Commodity Manager
Numerical Analyst   Compensation/Benefits Administrator
Operations Research Analyst   External Auditor
Financial Auditor   Psychometrician
Financial Consultant   Public Health Statistician
Financial Manager   Purchasing/Contract Agent
Quality Assurance Analyst   Loan/Credit Officer
Rate Analyst   Research Analyst
Risk and Insurance Specialist   Technical Writer
Risk Analyst   Systems Analyst
Treasury Management Specialist   Underwriter

Typical Employers/Work Settings

Aerospace Industry

Communications Industry
Consulting Firms
Elementary Schools
Federal Agencies 
Financial Institutions
Government Agencies
Insurance Firms
Manufacturing Firms
Market Research Firms
Real Estate 
Scientific Research
Electronics and Computer Manufacturers
Engineering Firms
Energy Companies
Non Profit Organizations
Healthcare Agencies

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Beginning Salary Ranges Typical Salaries 

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.

Salary Resources

Skills Needed For This Career

Problem Solving   Organizational Skills
Numerical Computaton   Ability to analyze and interpret data
Critical thinking   Computer literacy
Logical thlnking   Team skills
Efficiency   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.
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

Graduate Schools

Applying To Graduate And Professional Schools

Link To UNF Academic 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