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what sort of careers can I pursue with a maths degree?

Asked Gas City, Indiana

I love math, especially calculus and algebra, but there's not exactly a job where I can just solve equations all day, so what could I do with an advanced mathematics degree besides being a teacher or professor? #mathematics #statistics #applied-mathematics #mathematician #calculus #algebra #computational-mathematics

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Bethany’s Answer


Have you heard of being an Actuary? Is it one of the most in demand job fields and highest paid in our country right now. Here is one website that tells you more. https://www.thebalance.com/actuary-career-information-525661 Or just google: What is an actuary? there is another site called Be An Actuary that is pretty awesome too. Another idea is to be a college or high school teacher of mathematics. That is what I did for 16 years. You teach math to others and solve math problems all day. At the college level you not only teach but you are given time to research and solve problems.

Daniel’s Answer

Updated Seattle, Washington

Well the cynical answer that your own math professors may give you: https://i.imgur.com/r396dsr.jpg

The real answer is that while math doesn't explicitly have employment opportunities, it prepares you for a lot of other things by teaching pretty rigorous logic, etc. If you have a solid math background you can very easily pick up programming and work in software. Or modeling and work on wall Street. Etc etc.