Mathematics

While some K-State mathematics majors pursue a career in math, others are looking for quantitative and problem solving skills for use in other career fields.  Career opportunities in mathematics are in four different areas: working in the actuarial or financial services sectors; applying mathematics in business, government or industry; doing research and teaching mathematics at a university; and teaching mathematics in a college or secondary school. K-State math graduates work as analysts, consultants or programmers for businesses; as financial, numerical or systems analysts for financial or high-tech companies; as actuaries for insurance and mutual fund companies; as consultants, cryptologists, mathematicians or statisticians for the government; or as mathematicians in research labs.

Related career titles

Actuary
Biomathematician
Biostatistician
Capital planning analyst
Computer graphics designer
Computer programmer
Computer research scientist
Computer scientist
Computer security analyst
Computer software developer
Computer systems analyst
Cryptanalyst
Cryptographer
Cryptologist
Data analyst
Database administrator
Economic analyst
Financial analyst
Financial consultant
Information scientist
Information systems manager
Investment analyst
Market analyst
Mathematical computer scientist
Mathematical consultant
Mathematical physicist
Numerical analyst
Operations research analyst
Risk analyst
Special effects designer
Statistician
Systems analyst
Systems design analyst

Systems integrator
Technical analyst

Resources available in ACIC*

101 Careers in Mathematics
Great Jobs for Math Majors

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Related mathematics links

K-State Department of Mathematics
http://www.math.ksu.edu/main/

American Mathematical Society
http://www.ams.org/

Association for Women in Mathematics
http://www.awm-math.org/

Institute of Mathematical Statistics
http://www.imstat.org/

Mathematical Association of America
http://www.maa.org/

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
http://www.nctm.org

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
http://www.siam.org/