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5 careers you can have with a mathematics degree

Blog | 07.29.2021

The world of numbers, equations, angles and more create the domain of mathematics. Whether your specialty is finding areas of equations or understanding the realm of integers, it takes a critical thinker to create a lifestyle in math. At Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, we are determined to ensure that students are aware of the variety of options they have upon graduation. Here are five careers you can have with a mathematics degree.

1. Financial analyst

Being a financial analyst takes a focused mindset. Crunching numbers will be a constant part of your routine. Tracking a company’s financial performance rates and creating marketing strategies will be your expertise. Many will look to you for creative ideas in strategizing and brainstorming tactics to increase or maintain performance levels.

Job tasks can include:

  • Develop marketing plans and strategies
  • Conduct annual reports with statistics
  • Research and detect opportunities to enhance performance rates

2. Insurance specialist

Communication is key in this career. You’ll be communicating with members of the public almost constantly. Whether it’s medical insurance or car insurance policies you explain to customers, it’s important to have the ability to focus on details to ensure all aspects are explained.

Job tasks can include:

  • Examine and proofread insurance policies
  • Meet with customers to explain policies
  • Edit potential changes or questions about insurance plans

3. Statistical analyst

Having the ability to identify data trends and analytics is crucial to being a statistical analyst. Having experience in collecting data will only benefit you in this career and it’s important to be organized. Keeping up with data trends is vital as it will often be incumbent upon you to pick data that is more accurate and useful.

Job tasks can include:

  • Interpret and collect data
  • Conduct annual data reports
  • Meet with clients to discuss data goals and strategies

4. Math educator

Said to be one of the most rewarding careers, you’ll have the opportunity to encourage students to enjoy learning. As a math teacher, you must be patient and flexible. Every student learns in a different way, so it’s important to be able to adapt in this career. Teaching numerous subjects is a possibility in this career, so it’s important to be organized.

Job tasks can include:

  • Conduct math lessons
  • Layout course schedules prior to semester/school year
  • Create exams

5. Software engineer

Being a software engineer takes a determined mindset. It’s important to persevere in this career as there will be many trial and error moments. You must be a team player, especially when creating entire software and programs.

Job tasks can include:

  • Lead brainstorming sessions with team
  • Create project plans
  • Analyze data plans


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