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  • Research
  • Development
  • Design
  • Data Processing
  • Testing
  • Operations
  • Quality Control
  • Statistical Processing Control
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Consulting
  • Industries including:
    • Manufacturing
    • Transportation
    • Aerospace
    • Communications
    • Machinery
    • Electrical equipment
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Other private industries
  • Consulting firms


  • Research
  • Administration
  • Federal agencies including Defense, Labor, Justice, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Transportation, Commerce, Treasury, NASA, and Library of Congress
  • State agencies involving research and problemsolving teams

Market Research

  • Data Collection
  • Information Analysis
  • Market research firms
  • Consumer goods manufacturing firms


  • Programming
    • Systems
    • Applications
  • Systems Analysis
  • Data Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Software Development
  • Networking
  • Hardware
  • Training
  • Computer hardware and software firms
  • Service companies
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Government (federal, state, and local)
  • Financial institutions
  • Wholesale and retail trade firms
  • Custom software builders
  • Service companies
  • Specialized training organizations
  • Educational publishers
  • Consulting firms


  • Actuarial
  • Underwriting
  • Claims
  • Risk Management
  • Sales
  • Insurance firms


  • Sales
  • Research
  • Operations
  • National and regional brokerage firms
  • Discount brokerage houses
  • Commercial banks
  • Financial organizations


  • Branch Management
  • Credit Lending
  • Operations
  • Systems
  • Trusts
  • Commercial banks
  • Regional banks
  • Savings and loan associations
  • Credit unions


  • Public schools
  • Private schools
  • Colleges and universities

General Information and Strategies

  • Math majors develop transferable skills including critical thinking, problem diagnosis and solving, computer skills, and quantitative skills.
  • A bachelor's degree is often sufficient for entry-level positions, but an advanced degree may open the door to more upper-level opportunities. Pair a strong background in mathematics with another technical discipline such as computer science or engineering.
  • Gain experience through volunteering, internships, and part-time or summer jobs.
  • Develop competencies in a specific area of interest.
  • Supplement curriculum with courses in business, economics, computers, or statistics for increased job opportunities.
  • Maintain a high grade point average. Demonstrate attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
  • Build relationships with faculty for career information, contacts, and letters of recommendation.
  • Join related student professional associations and seek leadership positions.
  • Develop the ability to work well in teams.
  • Conduct informational interviews with professionals in areas of interest to enhance knowledge and make contacts.
  • Stay informed of new developments and current trends in the field.

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