job outlook for math graduates

What can you do with a math degree?

A strong knowledge of mathematics and analytical thinking can be applied to nearly any career field. 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:


Actuarial Science

Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. Positions such as this are needed in nearly every business. Jobs are expected to increase by 27% from 2010-2020 (faster than average).  Median annual salary is $93,680.


Mathematician

Jobs are expected to increase by 16% from 2010-2020.  Median annual salary is (with double major in computer science or master's degree) $101,360.


Operations Research Analyst

Use advanced methods of analysis to help organizations solve problems.  Jobs expected to increase by 15% from 2010-2020.  Median annual salary is $70,960.


Statistician

Analyze and interpret data and draw conclusions.  Jobs are expected to increase by 14% from 2010-2020.  Median annual salary is $75,560 (with master's degree).


Engineering

Engineers are needed in many different sectors. Jobs are expected to increase up to 20% by 2022. Median annual salary is $79,340 - $103,720, depending on area.


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).