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What jobs can I do ?

What jobs can I do?

I am interest in math major, and my career goal is to have lots of time with my family, and well paid. What are some particular jobs that fits my requirements?

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Mustabsheera’s Answer


Hi, Junhao!
Hope you are doing well.

You can apply for the following job titles.

1. Algorithms engineer
2. Data scientist
3. Meteorologist
4. Mathematical modeler
5. Quantitative financial analyst
6. Careers in accountancy and finance
7. Careers in banking
8. Actuarial careers
9. Statistician
10. Careers in academia and research
11. Operations research analyst
12. Investment analyst
13. Budget analyst
14. Insurance underwriter
15. Programmer analyst
16. Market researcher
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Zach’s Answer

The math majors I've known/worked with tend to think there are two major career paths coming out of college:

1. Academia
2. Data science

Data science is heavy in math and machine learning/statistics and generally is a very well-paying field. Nearly every large company will have openings for data scientists and entry-level employees can make over $100,000 easily. You'll need to know practical applications of statistical models and usually some basic programming skills (Python, R).

Another popular career path for math majors is to go back into teaching or academic research. Since a lot of higher-level math is very theory-heavy, research can be a way to continue to learn but with a more specific specialization.
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Derin’s Answer

Hey, I know a few math majors who learned how to code and became software engineers which is usually a career path with a good work-life balance.
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Marcy’s Answer

Hi. I was a Mechanical Engineering major turned Applied Math major who went on to a MS in Data Science. Data science jobs are extremely competitive. If going into data science, determine which area is the best match and has long term sustainability. Self-service analytics is lowering the need for people in this field. If you want to do data science software development/algorithms it usually requires a PhD.

When I decided to pursue applied math, I realized many businesses need a mathematician in one form or another and I easily picked up jobs as an analyst where I gained many other skills.
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