Careers in Math

If you love math, you may want to consider a career in math. Here is list of careers suited for those who major in math.

Computer graphics engineer
Doug Roble at Digital Domain Productions, Inc. has mentioned that mathematics was used in the creation of top money-making movies
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Government agencies and national laboratories
National laboratories hire students with strong mathematics backgrounds. Robert Berry is a mathematician who worked at Sandia National Labs on
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Medical scientist
As medical fields become more immersed in data, mathematics can provide more insight in the study of medicine. Helen Moore
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Operations researcher
Operations research applies analytical and mathematical methods to help make better decisions. It deals with such questions as “What is
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Financial analyst
Financial firms that deal with banking, investing, and trading employ mathematicians. These firms include Goldman Sachs, Capital One, RBS, ING,
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Technology consultant/engineer
Technology and engineering companies such as Raytheon, Boeing, Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Bell Helicopter, Ford Motor Company,
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Software Engineer
Programming or coding is an essential skill for any mathematics student who wants a career in industry or business since
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Data Scientist
Data scientist/analytics consultant: Data science deals with analyzing extremely large amounts of data. Think of all the data being created
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Note: This material comes from the soon-to-be-published book “A Mathematician’s Practical Guide to Mentoring Undergraduate Research” by Michael Dorff, Allison Henrich, and Lara Pudwell.