A major in mathematics is good preparation for many types of careers, as well as for medical school, dental school, law school, and graduate work in mathematics, statistics, and such varied fields as biostatistics, business administration, computer science, engineering, linguistics, operations research, and philosophy.
There is a demand for qualified mathematics teachers in the nation's secondary schools. Insurance companies hire mathematics majors in entry-level positions and as actuarial trainees. Statisticians can find employment in the insurance, telephone, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in government agencies such as the U.S. Census Bureau or the U.S. Department of Labor. Applied mathematics jobs are available supporting scientists, engineers, economists, etc. Businesses, banks, and the computer industry also have openings for mathematics majors.
A follow-up study of our own mathematics major graduates has found them employed as teachers in secondary schools, colleges, and universities; school principals and superintendents; college registrars and deans; accountants; actuarial assistants and associates; computer programmers; systems analysts; engineers; economists; statisticians; editors; physicians; lawyers; account executives; executives in banks and insurance companies; health scientists; and mathematicians, flight controllers, and/or pilots in the U.S. armed forces.
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