Careers in Mathematics and Statistics
The Marian Spiral Fractal -Brian Evans
There are many excellent careers available to anyone with a degree
in mathematics or statistics. Many of former students are teachers
(from grade school through graduate school). We have had several
students major in mathematics in preparation for law school.
Our students have also been very successful in entering graduate
Below is a sample of the many sites with career information for
mathematics and statistics with a brief quote from each.
- Mathematical Sciences Career
- Have you ever wondered what a mathematician working in industry
or the government does all day? You can look in the Archives
at an alphabetical listing of over 90 career profiles of mathematicians
working in nonacademic positions.
- Careers in Mathematics
- The college graduate with a bachelor's degree in mathematics
can qualify for a broad range of highly paid positions in business,
industry, government, and teaching. Companies in the computer
and communications industries employ many mathematicians, as do
oil companies, banks, insurance companies, and consulting firms.
- Careers in Applied Mathematics
- Mathematics has burst the old boundaries that limited what an
engineer could design, a scientist could know, or an executive
could manage. Subtle interactions, masses of data, and complex
systems are all within the scope of the tools and ideas of applied
- Data are not just numbers, but numbers that carry information
about a specific setting and need to be interpreted in that setting.
With this growth in the use of data comes a growing demand for
the services of statisticians, who are experts in: producing trustworthy
data, analyzing data to make their meaning clear, and drawing
practical conclusions from data.