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.

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Capital planning analyst
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Computer security analyst
Computer software developer
Computer systems analyst
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
Systems analyst
Systems design analyst

Systems integrator
Technical analyst

*additional training required for several of these occupations

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Related mathematics links

K-State Department of Mathematics

American Mathematical Society

Association for Women in Mathematics

Mathematical Association of America

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics