Careers for Mathematics Majors
By nature, Liberal Arts majors make great employees in any field because of their ability to communicate effectively, think critically and solve complex problems. These timeless skills make them attractive to employers in all walks of society. Specifically though, Math majors often pursue careers as:
- Cryptanalyst - developing encryption for cyber security for the Department of Defense
- Data scientist - analyzing data to make predictive decisions for a retailer
- Operations Research Analyst - determining which aircraft an airline should purchase
- Teacher - Math 7-12
When the Math major is matched with complementary majors or minors and thoughtful internships, new possibilities arise. A few examples are:
- Math + biology = Biomathematician modeling biological processes for a Biotech company
- Math + graphic design = Animator - making realistic graphics for a movie
- Math + forensics = Forensics Analyst - solve crimes for the FBI
- Math + geology = Hydrologist - solving problems related to water quantity, quality, and availability for the U.S. Geological Survey
- Math + English = Technical writer - writing documents for industries that need writers fluent with numbers and calculations
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