Math Major Careers

A degree in mathematics prepares students for a lifetime of occupational success by applying their deep reasoning skills, quantitative literacy, and scientific fluency in any of a vast slew of careers.  We note in particular two extraordinarily beneficial aspects to pursuing a degree in mathematics:

  • Math majors have career options...Professional mathematicians go by many job titles, most of which don't have "mathematician" in the title -- analysts, consultants, statisticians, researchers, industrial scientists, etc.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics documents the bright future for mathematics as a profession over the upcoming decade: 

  • ..and they aren't all directly mathematical! A mathematics major involves the mastery of critical thinking and reasoning that is useful in almost any job setting.  For example, math majors are among the top scorers on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), vastly better than pre-law students, and law schools know it!  Some data from the LSAT blog