Career Options

College graduates with math degrees are in high demand. Knowledge of quantitative techniques, the ability to think analytically, and skills in building mathematical models to solve real-world problems are important assets that can help shape a career in industry, government and nonprofit institutions alike.

A major in mathematical sciences will prepare you for interesting, fast-growing and high-paying careers in a number of industries. Math majors can be found working as consultants, operations research analysts and market researchers. Others choose to work as mathematicians, actuaries or statisticians -- three consistently top-ranked jobs, according to Jobs Rated Almanac. While some graduates go directly to work for companies, others may decide to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics or statistics, or in fields such as business, economics or law.