Mathematics

Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of job titles of former graduates with a math or computer science major. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider.

Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree.

Related Career Titles for Mathematics Majors
 
 

Accountant Contract Administrator  Information Scientist  Research Analyst
Actuary
Cost Estimator/
Analyst 
Inventory Control 
Specialist 
Risk & Insurance 
Specialist 
Aerospace Engineer
Cryptographer/
Cryptologist 
Investment Banker  Risk Analyst 
Air Traffic Controller Data Control Administrator  ISO 2000 Specialist  Robotics Programmer 
Applications 
Programmer
Data Processing Manager 
Market Research 
Analyst 
Satellite 
Communications 
Specialist 
Applied Science 
Technologist
Database Manager  Mathematician  Software Development Specialist 
Artificial Intelligence 
Programmer
Demographer  Media Buyer  Software Engineer 
Astronomer  Econometrician  Meteorologist 
Software Support 
Specialist 
Banking/Credit/
Investment Manager
Economist  Mortgage Researcher  Statistician 
Biometrician/
Biostatistician 
EDP Auditor  Network Programmer  Systems Analyst
Commodity Manager 
Employee Relations 
Specialist 
Numerical Analyst Systems Engineer 
Compensation/Benefits
Administrator 
Engineer 
Operations Research 
Analyst 
Systems Programmer 
Computer Consultant 
Engineering Lab 
Technician 
Physicist 
Teacher: Science/Math/
Computers 
Computer Engineer  Environmental Technologist Pollution Meteorologist  Technical Support Representative 
Computer Facilities 
Manager 
Estate Planner  Production Manager  Technical Writer 
Computer Installation & Test Specialist 
External Auditor 
Production Support 
Specialist 
Transportation Planner 
Computer Marketing/
Sales Representative 
Financial Auditor  Psychometrician  Treasury Management Specialist
Computer Programmer  Financial Consultant  Public Health Statistician Underwriter 
Computer Scientist  Financial Manager 
Purchasing/Contract 
Agent 
Urban Planner 
Computer-Aided Design 
Technician
Hydro Geologist 
Quality Assurance 
Analyst 
Value Engineer
Consumer Loan/
Credit Officer 
Hydrologist  Rate Analyst  Weight Analyst


MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE WEB SITES

D.W. Simpson & Company - An Actuarial Search Firm

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Computer, Mathematical, and Operations Research Occupations

Knot a Braid of Links- Your Rough Guide to Mathematics on the Web

The Emerald Group - The Emerald Group originated in the UK as an organization serving the Actuarial and pension profession at all levels. The company now provides Actuarial staff across five continents and continues to build on its reputation as a leading Actuarial recruiter.

Math Comics

SIAM-AMS Nonacademic Careers in Mathematical Sciences

e-MATH: Career Help

Jobs in Mathematics

Mathematics on the Web

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Society of Actuaries - An excellent resource for anyone considering a career as an Actuary

Operations Research Information

A Career Planning Center for Beginning Scientists and Engineers

What is an Actuary? - An excellent career overview from the Math department at Purdue University.

The Ada Project (TAP)- Women in Computing

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

IEEE Computer Society

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers

Computing Research Association

Careers in Science & Engineering- A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond

Careers in Statistics - A comprehensive introduction to careers as a statistician from The American Statistical Association.

ComputerWorld Career News - An informative on-line resource with weekly updates on career advice and jobs in the industry; take a look!

St. Lawrence University's Mathematics Department Web Page