### 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; researching and 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

College/University faculty

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

*additional training required for several of these occupations

#### Resources available at the Career Center*

*101 Careers in Mathematics*

*Great Jobs for Math Majors*

*Books are available for checkout.

#### Related mathematics links

K-State Department of Mathematics

http://www.math.ksu.edu/

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/