Mathematics is a basic component in any science, engineering or other analytic endeavor. Mathematicians typically work as part of a team of other scientists and engineers conducting research, solving problems, or developing products and systems in finance, technology, industry or business. One can also continue studying mathematics in graduate school and conduct research in mathematics itself. A mathematics degree also provides a strong background for those wishing to pursue other interests, such as medicine or law.
Career Paths in Mathematics
Accountant: Public accountants deal with taxes and employee wages and benefits for their client. Management accountants record and analyze the financial information of the their company. This also includes working with the budget, performance evaluation, and cost and asset management.
Architect: Designs buildings, such as schools, airport terminals, churches, offices, college campuses, industrial parks, and communities. Also responsible for managing, supervising, engineering, and interacting with clients and builders.
Banker: Banker is a general term referring to workers who handle money or other assets. The career offers a lot of variety of roles and work settings including: teller, personal advisor or loan officer.
Dentist: Diagnoses, prevents, and treats teeth and gum problems. Works with machinery, provides instructions on dental care, administers anesthetics, writes prescriptions, and conducts corrective surgery.
Electronic Technician: Applies technical theory and related knowledge to test and modify developmental or operational electrical machinery and electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants and laboratories.
Epidemiologist: Epidemiologists are medical scientists who investigate and describe factors that influence the development of disease, disability, and other health outcomes. They formulate means for prevention and control.
Financial Manager: Oversee the preparation of financial reports, direct investment activities, and implement cash management strategies. As computers are increasingly used to record and organize data, many financial managers are spending more time developing strategies and implementing the long-term goals of their organization.
Insurance Agent: Works with clients in the selection of insurance plans. In sales, may sell plans for a company or several companies. As a broker, may represent a company and be responsible for selecting plans for their clients.
Management Consultant: Analyze and propose ways to improve an organization’s structure, efficiency, or profit. Some consultants specialize in a specific industry while others specialize by type of business function, such as human resources or information systems.
Math Teacher: Teaches in an elementary or high school setting. Needs to be able to adapt to new curriculums, state requirements, and other constantly changing factors in the fields. Also, should be open to working individually with students.
Optometrist: Examines eyes to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases. Following the exam, an optometrist analyzes the results and designs a treatment plan. Prescribe eyeglasses, contacts and medications.
Risk Manager: Risk managers advise organizations on any potential risks to the profitability or existence of the company. They identity and assess threats, put plans in place if things go wrong and decide how to avoid, reduce or transfer risks.
Sales Manager: Manages sales activities of establishment: Directs staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and control sales program. Coordinates sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and advises dealers, distributors and clients concerning sales and advertising techniques.
Statistician: Statisticians use mathematical techniques to analyze and draw conclusions from large amounts of data.
Structural Engineer: Designs, plans and supervises the construction of structures such as building, highways, and transit system. Considers desired function, effectiveness, effectiveness, cost, reliability, and safety.