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Where do I find a job with Math major

Asked Arlington, Texas

I just graduated from college (B.S) with major in math. I am trying to find a job but so far no luck.
I do not want to do teaching or tutoring. So, is there any other option? What is the best way for me to find a job that can use my math knowledge?
Thanks for your help!
#math job

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Veronica’s Answer


There are more options teaching and tutoring in mathematics. You could be an accountant, engineering, computer technology or finance. You job you would get would depend on what kind of math courses you took.

Veronica recommends the following next steps:

  • Take an assessment
  • Look at your alma mater's career services
  • Check out the following link: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/top-jobs-for-mathematics-majors-2059629

Lisa G.’s Answer

Updated Brookline, Massachusetts

If you are interested in applied mathematics, you might want to check out the website BeAnActuary (http://beanactuary.org) #beanactuary. An actuary is a business professional who evaluates risk, often in an insurance company. There are also more nontraditional opportunities for actuaries because risk is so much a part of modern life.

If you like what you see on the website you should know that you need to be a self starter as an actuary, so you can pass the exams required to get the credentials while you are also working in a business environment. But you don't have to go to school beyond an undergraduate degree to get these credentials.

You will probably need to pass some of the exams before you can apply for a position.

Ogechi’s Answer


Great response Veronica!!! Amy, consider taking some time out to figure out what you really enjoy doing or why you decided to major in Math. You can also talk to your professors or other classmates about non teaching careers. I've heard of people who got jobs in Statistics or Actuary like Lisa recommended. I hope this helps.