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What are some majors related to math?

I just want to explore any interesting majors that I might like to do or take a look at that are related to math. #college-major #major #math

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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Kailun:

Thank you for your question. Almost everything we do involve some form of math. Based on my personal experience, my daughter has a Math Education degree and is a specialized High School Math Teacher. Here are a few math major jobs that I found during my research. This is not a complete list as other CV Prof may add to it but, it is a start to get you off the ground with your research on majors.

• MATHEMATICIAN - Mathematician is one of many types of jobs you can get with a mathematics degree. These professionals utilize advanced math principles to analyze data and solve real-world problems. Most mathematicians work in an office setting alongside of a team of related professionals such as engineers or computer programmers. The duties of a mathematician include expanding knowledge in math; using formulas to prove or disprove theories; developing statistical models for analyzing information; supporting business decisions; analyzing effectiveness; and resolving unexplained mathematical issues.

• HIGH SCHOOL OR POST-SECONDARY TEACHER - Many math majors choose to become teachers at the high school or college level. The job duties of a math teacher include creating lesson plans, lecturing and tutoring students, devising homework and tests, grading tests and papers, and creating real-world applications of concepts. Some math teachers specialize in a specific area of mathematics such as calculus or geometry. To become a math teacher, additional coursework in educational administration may be needed.

• FINANCE AND RESEARCH ANALYSTS - Finance and research analysts are among the highest paid types of jobs you can get with a mathematics degree at the bachelor’s level. Financial analysts provide advice regarding personal and business finance. They may offer information about investing, profitability, sales, bankruptcy and taxation. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, job openings as research analysts are expected to expand by 27 percent through 2022, which is much faster than the national average. Research analysts use mathematical techniques to help businesses achieve more effective and efficient solutions, solve problems and make better decisions. They define business problems, gather data, organize information, determine the best method of analyzing the data and use statistical analysis to find the best solution. They communicate the solution to coworkers, superiors and investors. They must be able to use sophisticated computer software and programs and have the ability to effectively present and communicate their findings.

• ACTUARIES - Actuaries use mathematical concepts to analyze risk and uncertainty. They use theories to assess the likelihood of a risky event and then help clients develop policies to minimize the cost of that risk’s repercussions. Many actuaries work for insurance companies and other types of businesses. They are also employed by the government. They work in an office setting and must also pass a series of tests in order to gain professional certification. The duties of an actuary include designing insurance policies; creating presentations and charts; compiling data; and performing statistical analysis. The job market for actuaries is expected to increase by 26 percent by 2022.

Mathematics students will be able to select from many different types of high-paying job opportunities with considerable increases in job openings over the next decade. With so many types of jobs you can get with a mathematics degree, those holding a mathematics degree will be in high demand in both the private and public sectors of employment.

Other majors include:
• Physicist
• Aerospace Engineer
• Economist
• Computer Science

Best of luck to you!

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

Types of Math Jobs • http://www.degreematch.org/faq/what-types-of-jobs-can-i-get-with-a-mathematics-degree/
BLS.gov • https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/mathematicians-and-statisticians.htm#tab-4
Mathematician • https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/mathematician
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Jim’s Answer

Numerical analysis
Optimization theory
Differential equations
Numerical analysis
Linear algebra
Calculus
Physics
Computer science
Computational mathematics
Systems design
Data Science
Any Type of Engineering
and many more are majors relating to math!
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Rafael’s Answer

Great question. I'm a mechanical engineer and we use math in some form almost every day. We use math to predict how our designs will work. We use geometric properties for different design feature and we can use something as complex as calculus to understand how temperature affects our products. These were just a few examples, but math is involved in every aspect of engineering.
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Emma’s Answer

Actuarial science! It’s a combination of risk management and statistics.
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Sarah’s Answer

I studied electrical engineering because of how much I loved math! Even though I don't do math every in my job now, everything I do is based in mathematical principles and that is part of why I love it.

Other jobs related to math you can look at are statisticians and data scientists.
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Akansha’s Answer

Hello,

Personally, I got my degree in Math and Economics, which led me to a finance career in the end of the day. I ended up getting my master's degree in Finance, which coupled the two things.

This is an important question to ponder because I asked myself the same in college. It is important to look at your strengths and interests. I was interested in science as well so Chemistry and Physics were also interesting fields. However, you do not even need to pair it with a subject relating to math - even taking a language minor will help in the long term.
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