What can a person do with a math degree after college? Teaching is one option, of course. Teaching jobs are plentiful, especially at the middle and secondary levels. Teaching is challenging, rewarding, and fun. Teachers change people’s lives!
Are there any other career options for math majors? Yes, lots! A degree in math can take you just about anywhere you want to go in life. That's because studying mathematics strengthens your ability to think carefully, clarify concepts, solve problems, and apply analytical tools. Employers pay very good money for these abilities. Choosing a math degree is one of the best career moves you can make.
A 2009 study by CareerCast.com of 200 jobs found that the top three jobs were math-related: mathematician, actuary, and statistician.
A mathematics degree can enable one's career as a:
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You'll be happy to learn that you'll be well compensated should you choose a math-related career. For current information about salaries and employment outlook, visit:
A little advice
To enhance your career opportunities, support your math major with a major or minor in a second field, like physics, computer science, or economics. Also, become proficient in using computer applications, especially spreadsheets, and take a computer programming course. Finally, earn a master’s or doctoral degree.
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