I spent two decades as a consulting scientist at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center working on geodynamics, space-borne geophysics, space geodesy, analyzing satellite altimeter data for the recovery of gravity field, and performing large-scale statistical analysis of global climate data to determine the contribution of global climate to the Earth Orientation Parameters (EOP) from the Earth’s angular momentum to length of day.
Afterward, I returned to academia to pick up a professorship in mathematics and statistics for fourteen years before my recent retirement.
I double majored in Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Psychology and got a masters in secondary math education. I taught high school math for 6 years and now work for a publishing company on a digital math program. It's been a really fun transition, and I still use a ton of what I learned in both teaching and my schooling! There are way more jobs in math education than people realize; it doesn't have to simply be teaching math in the traditional sense, although that is an excellent use of the schooling, too. I hope this helps!