Operations Research Analyst: perform data analysis to improve operations or take out cost from organizations. This role can be as a consultant or within a large organization
Management/Strategy Consultant/Analyst: offer their clients recommendations on strategic/management problems using skills in communication, research, problem-solving, and analysis
Financial Analyst: prepare and analyze financial plans and forecasts to help leadership/management make data-driven business decisions. These role exist in many large organizations like financial institutions, consumer packaged goods companies, health care organizations, etc.
Actuary: analyze the financial consequences of risk using math, statistics, and finance in fields such as commercial real estate and health insurance
Investment Banking: offer their clients financial advisory services for raising capital, mergers and acquisitions, etc.
Hope that helps.
If I were you, I will think about becoming an Actuary! It is a business professional who analyzes the financial consequences of risk. Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to study uncertain future events, especially those of concern to insurance and pension programs. (Detail definition and role could be found by below link)
You might need to prepare actuary exams like CPA exams. You need to pass a series of exams to earn an actuarial designation through the Casualty Actuarial Society or the Society of Actuaries. However, one can begin a career as an actuary by passing the first two exams and then taking subsequent exams while working as an actuarial assistant. (Refer to the below link for further details)
Lots of my friends majoring statistics became actuaries and they all are very satisfied with their work life balance! You could ask your seniors about actuary job and get more detail feedbacks! Hope it could help you choose your future career.
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Based on your question, I would assume you are not interested in landing on a viable career path upon graduation. If this is the case, you are in a good position to leverage your mathematics education on any business-related jobs.
If you are interested in a career in mathematics or related areas, you do need an advanced degree. In this case, you need to consult your math professors on what branch of mathematics you would like to go into for your masters’ degree and beyond.
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One of the first decisions you’ll have to make when it comes to careers is deciding whether or not you want a career that will involve math on a daily basis. If yes, you’ll want to think about quantitative careers (see next paragraph), and if not, you’ll want to think about what other responsibilities you might want to have on a daily basis in order to help narrow down your career options. Neither is better than the other, they’re just different!
One really great resource for you to continue exploring careers that involve math (quantitative careers) is the Mathematical Association of America’s Career Resource Center. They have a lot of great info about careers, advice for students, and job postings as well. Access it here: https://mathcareers.maa.org/
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