Careers in Mathematics | Kent State University

Careers in Mathematics

"Doing mathematics should always mean finding patterns and crafting beautiful and meaningful explanations." 

- Paul Lockhart

Mathematician listed as #1 Best Job of 2014

Mathematics careers continue to lead the industry with low stress, high compensation, and hiring demand. 

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics Median Annual Salary: $101,360
  • Projected Job Growth by 2022: 23%
  • Followed by: 2. University Professor (Tenured), 3. Statistician, and 4. Actuary
  • By Career Cast: read more
What are you interested in?
Academia
  • Become a College Professor, Course Coordinator or Curriculum Developer, Mathematician, Mathematics Specialist, Statistician, High School Teacher, or Technical Writer
Business and Finance
  • Become an Actuary, Budget Analyst, Cost Estimator, Economist, Financial Analyst, Foreign Exchange Trader, Inventory Control Specialist, Market Research Analyst, Operations Research Analyst, Patent Attorney, Quantitative Financial Market Analyst, Stockbroker, or Tax Examiner
Computer Science
  • Become a Crypt-analyst or National Security Analyst
Medical
  • Become an Epidemiologist or Psychometrician
Natural Sciences
  • Become an Biomathematician, Biostatistician, Computational Biologist, Mathematical Biophysicist, Mathematical Physicist, Meteorologist, or Physicist
More Information:

Match Majors to Careers

"MyPlan" Major and Career Info

U.S. Department of Labor Websites

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Learn about occupations including job responsibilities, salaries, education required, and job outlook
  • Career One Stop - Explore careers, salary and benefits, training required, and job seeker services by state
  • O*Net - Quick search tool for Ohio jobs data and more

Get Help from a Career Expert