CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR MATH MAJORS
Some of the many opportunities for math majors - both Applied Mathematics majors and Discrete Mathematics majors - include:
Actuarial Mathematics - The application of mathematics, particularly probability and statistics, to the insurance industry. For more info, check out www.beanactuary.org.
Applied Mathematics - Often this means working on problems in physics, chemistry, and engineering from a mathematical perspective. www.siam.org
Biomathematics - The application of mathematics in the health sciences. It's an up-and-coming field. (It's new enough that there are lots of graduate programs, see google, but no findable career sites as of this writing.) See www.math.cantebury.ac.nz/bio/whatis.html
Biostatistics - The application of statistics in the health sciences. Here's the Emory biostatistics careers page: www.sph.emory.edu/bios/21century.
Computer Science - A high level of mathematical ability and background is needed.
Financial Mathematics (or Mathematical Finance) - Mathematics used on Wall Street, for mortgage backing, financial derivatives, and stock market analysis.
Law or Medicine- A major in mathematics is a good preparation for law or medical school.
Operations Research - The application of mathematics to problems of optimization, especially in the field of business. For more info, check out www.informs.org/Join/Orms.html.
Research Mathematics - The study of mathematics for its own sake. As a career, this almost always requires graduate school; to investigate the possibilities, think about doing something during the summer.
Statistics - The study of methods for collecting, classifying, analyzing and making inferences from data. For more info, check the website for the American Statistical Association www.amstat.org.
Teaching - At all levels. Teaching at the community college level, usually requires a Master's degree (either in mathematics or a Master of Arts in Teaching); teaching at the university level, usually requires a Ph.D. (in mathematics, mathematics education, applied mathematics, or statistics).
Financial Mathematics (or Mathematical Finance) - Mathematics used on Wall Street, for mortgage backing, financial derivatives, and stock market analysis.
Law or Medicine- A major in mathematics is a good preparation for law or medical school.
Operations Research - The application of mathematics to problems of optimization, especially in the field of business. For more info, check out www.informs.org/Join/Orms.html.
Research Mathematics - The study of mathematics for its own sake. As a career, this almost always requires graduate school; to investigate the possibilities, think about doing something during the summer.
Statistics - The study of methods for collecting, classifying, analyzing and making inferences from data. For more info, check the website for the American Statistical Association www.amstat.org.
Teaching - At all levels. Teaching at the community college level, usually requires a Master's degree (either in mathematics or a Master of Arts in Teaching); teaching at the university level, usually requires a Ph.D. (in mathematics, mathematics education, applied mathematics, or statistics).