The job outlook is bright for math majors!
The University of Findlay graduates in mathematics have had excellent placement in their major or related field in recent years. In addition, the broad liberal arts education offered at Findlay will prepare you to excel as a mathematician and as a capable professional.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information on the job outlook (through 2020) for many professions. Mathematics offerings include:
Actuary - (Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty.) Jobs expected to increase by 27 per cent from 2010-2020 (faster than average). Median annual salary in 2010 was $87,650.
Mathematician - Jobs expected to increase by 16 per cent from 2010-2020. Median annual salary in 2010 (with master's degree) was $99,380.
Operations Research Analyst - (Use advanced methods of analysis to help organizations solve problems.) Jobs expected to increase by 15 per cent from 2010-2020. Median annual salary in 2010 was $70,960.
Statistician - (Analyze and interpret data and draw conclusions). Jobs expected to increase by 14 per cent from 2010-2020. Median annual salary in 2010 was $72,830 (with master's degree).
Teaching: Findlay mathematics majors receiving adolescent/young adult integrated mathematics licensure receive solid training in mathematics and excellent preparation for a career teaching high school mathematics. Many of our faculty members have worked as high school teachers. This experience and knowledge of the education field will assist students as they complete their mathematics and education courses and field experiences in the schools. Recent graduates are teaching at area high schools, colleges and at more distant locations. See the UF College of Education for more information on licensure requirements.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, on the Internet (visited June 13, 2012).