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What jobs, besides teaching, can Math majors get?

I love mathematics, but the high school teaching salary has me wary of that job. Are there other jobs, besides accountants, that math majors are qualified for? mathematics math mathematics-education financial-planning

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Courtney’s Answer

There are many jobs that are suitable for mathematics majors. I used to be an academic advisor, and I had students ask similar questions about this major. If you have an interest in applied mathematics, you could study engineering or become a mathematician. Consider development work. In development, you help organizations raise money, so being able to budget and work with numbers is essential to this position. Other jobs include: statistician, physicist, mathematics professor (if you wanted to teach at the college level, though university-level teaching jobs are competitive).

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Hilda’s Answer

There are many job opportunities for math majors in addition to teaching. You can look into IT, and /or science fields.
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Andrew’s Answer

Several jobs need maths consultant. If you are good with statistics, you can work in financial sector to evaluate risk and reward of trading strategies. And so on...
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Dana’s Answer

I got a degree in mathematics and became an actuary, which is a very diverse field. Some actuarial jobs use mathematics and statistics on a daily basis and others are more management focused, where you use your foundation in math to solve business challenges. If you go this route, I recommend taking a few business, economics and finance courses to better prepare for work in an financial institution.
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Jacob’s Answer

You can do pretty much anything from actuary work to sosoftware engineering and analysis
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