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What can I do with an Associate degree in Math?

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Carlos’s Answer

A degree in math is something that teaches you how to think analytically. I've noticed that companies are moving more and more towards using data-driven and analytically thinking in decision making and so with an associates in math, you can leverage your analytical thinking!

As far as more specific careers or ideas, I would look into roles as an Analyst. Whether that be a data analyst, business analyst, financial analyst, talent acquisition analyst, HRIS analyst etc. These sorts of careers utilize analytical thinking and there are so many areas in which you could be an analyst. There are analyst positions in every industry so I would start to think about what industries or topics you are passionate about.

Some skill that would be useful for being an analyst include knowing Excel, knowing a BI tool (PowerBI, Tableau, Looker, Google Data Studio, etc.), and maybe a programming language (R, Python, SQL).

From my personal experience, I did a bachelor's in math, and now am working as a data analyst. My courses in statistics were the most useful and I had experience using Excel, Google Data Studio and programming in R, Python, and SQL. You definitely don't need all these skill to get started and I wouldn't be intimidated if you don't! There are tons of free resources on the internet for learning all these technologies. I would recommend using a few of these skills to make some personal projects because it can make a big difference in your application process to jobs.

Carlos recommends the following next steps:

Think about which industries are the most fascinating to you!
Evaluate your current skill set and pick up new skills if needed.
Develop some personal projects.
Apply to some jobs!
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Kevin’s Answer

If you think about it, math is everywhere. Everything is essentially applied math.

Personally, I have a bachelor's degree in math that I parlayed and transformed into a study/career in computer science. As a math major, I was exposed to many of the logic and sciences classes upon which I discovered I really enjoyed computer science and software.

Studying math teaches you a rare skill and likening towards problem solving. That is absolutely essential to a field like software, where most of the time your code/software does not work. It requires patience and logical awareness to work through bugs and create spotless software.

Much respect and good luck!

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Tejas’s Answer

Hi Arley,

There are a lot of tutoring opportunities to help high school kids struggling in Math. I got my Bachelors in Mathematics and it has helped me all through out my career. Hope you will consider continuing your education. Good luck!

Tejas

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Lulia’s Answer

Greetings!

Math is a fantastic foundational science! It can open the doors to many other opportunities, such as statistics, applied math, data analytics and artificial intelligence, engineering, software engineering and finance. My undergrad was in math, and didn't realize that it was the key to get me into systems engineering in grad school, and both have served me really well in my career as a telecommunications engineer.

Lulia recommends the following next steps:

I would recommend working with a college counselor to explain what your likes are, and your interests that really get you motivated. If you like something, you will excel.
Attend job fairs that are held at various college campuses, and seek out opportunities for your skillsets and interests.
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Patrick’s Answer

Math is a very useful subject to study and master. It not only provides you with the discipline to think logically, but also helps you with conceptual thinking and problem solving. Math is also a subject that can extend to broad job opportunities. With an Associates Degree in Math, you can do many things: continue your education and get Bachelors degree in Math or related field; start working in a job that utilizes your math skills (accounting, data reporting, data analysis, coding, etc.); you can connect your math skills another area of interest/expertise, such as tutoring, business, management...a lot of possibilities. Think about the subjects in life that interests you, and then think about how you can do those things and use your math skills/knowledge. That is what you should focus on. Good luck to you!

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Jessica’s Answer

Hi Arley! My name is Jess, and I was a Math major in college. My fellow math majors and I all ended up in different fields and industries. Some went into teaching, some healthcare, some business, and some insurance. A lot of us got jobs as data analysts, actuarys, teachers, or financial analysts. I currently work in data analytics for PwC. I got my bachelors degree, but I am sure there are jobs in the fields I mentioned for an Associate degree! I would just keep looking and remain open to different ideas for your future! Good luck!

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Paolo’s Answer

Hi Arely,

Tutoring math may be a pathway after an associates degree in Math. It also depends on your experiences so make sure you gain relevant experiences. Consider extending your education to open your doors.

Sincerely,

Paolo

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