Mathematics Career Outlook
A program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.
Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills a student with a mathematics or actuarial science major can develop as well as the potential positions, areas, and employers that hire students with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.
As a mathematics major, students may develop or advance skills including analytical skills, creative problem-solving approaches, persistence, and the ability to logically communicate complex ideas. As an actuarial science major, students may develop or advance high-end math skills, technical skills in finance, effective verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to work well in groups or teams.
Graduates with a degree in Mathematics or Actuarial Science can work as an Actuary, Biostatistician, Market Research Analyst, Operations Research Analyst, Quality Assurance, Statistician, Risk Management, Trust Management, Commercial Lending
Graduates with a degree in Mathematics or Actuarial Science can work within the following areas: state and local government, insurance, banking and finance, buying and purchasing, research, and consulting.
Graduates with a degree in mathematics or actuarial science can work for insurance companies, banks, government agencies, schools and universities, consulting firms, or corporations.
Use the employment opportunity resources below to kickstart your preprofessional and or professional experience search. You may also identify a professional or student organization to join and network with individuals in your major and field. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
- Department of Energy
- Edward Jones
- Federal Reserve
- Grainger, Inc.
- McKinsey & Company
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- National Security Agency
- Spencer Stuart
- State Farm Insurance
- The Hartford
- The Travelers Indemnity Company
- U.S. Federal Government