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What career opportunities exit for someone who only has a bachelor's in math?

My (tentative) plan is to earn my bachelor's and then earn my masters. However, I might want/need to take a break before going back to school.

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Inessa’s Answer

Hello Genevieve :)
There are many paths that you can take after doing a math bachelor. Without much requalification you can be a Financial Analyst, a Data Analyst, a Statistician, you can also share your knowledge by teaching/tutoring, join a research group(if you enjoy and are good at it), a programmer(might take a bit longer, if you didn't have any coding as part of your coursework).
If you do wish to put more effort, I would suggest you go for data science or software engineering, both are highly paid and as David mentioned you can find remote work and enjoy your "dimensional" freedom.
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David’s Answer

Hi Genevieve! I would highly advice to get into software engineer or data science if you enjoy math it´s a great path, once you get into it you can select different careers, from web dev to deep learning. From my personal experience I can tell you, you´ll get paid well and you can even find remote jobs to work from home or even the beach if you like it.
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Amely’s Answer

There are a lot of opportunity with a math Bachelor.
Examples are,

- Aerospace Engineer.
- Economist.
- Actuary.
- Statistician.
- Software
- Data science
- Cryptographer.
- Financial Analyst.

Most of these field require logic and problem solving skill. A success in those career would mean good problem solving skill and ideas of creativity.
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Ajay’s Answer

There are a lot of opportunities that exist within the technology and software industries for people with heavy math backgrounds. Much of the logical planning and heavy lifting that goes into creating software is math-based so it is a great skill to have. If you have experience programming, you can look into software engineering or full stack development for a few years before heading back to grad school. Even if you don't, it is not a terribly difficult skill to pick up especially with a mathematical background. Coding is essentially just programming instructions for a computer to execute. If you are interested in Machine Learning, there are a multitude of roles that consist of purely mathematical analysis and very little programming. Hope that helps!
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Benjamin’s Answer

I highly recommend software engineering as a career! A degree in math teaches you how to think like a computer scientist and gives you a leg up in terms of theory. Full disclosure, this was my path :)
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Yubing’s Answer

Math is one of the foundational elements for many areas. Software engineering, data science, business analytics in various industries can be some options you might consider. I have a Math educational background and now I am in finance. My classmates are in all different industries including educational institutions for research, software companies, pharmaceutical firms, consulting firms, etc. Hope this helps.
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Adrian’s Answer

Hey there,

There are a lot of things you can do with Math! Depending on your interests, I would step back and ask yourself whether it is necessary to do a master's degree in Math; I think the opportunities that'll open up to you in this route would be in research. With a bachelor's degree in math, you might be able to pursue the following:

-Financial Analyst
-Data Scientist
-Quantitative Analyst
-Economist
-Actuary
-Business Intelligence Analyst
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