job outlook for math graduates

What can you do with a math degree from the University of Findlay?

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 

    • Median annual salary - $93,680
    • apply mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in insurance, finance and other industries and professions
    • employment projected to grow 26 percent by the year 2022! (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Cryptographer

    • Median annual salary - $88,890
    • develop algorithms, ciphers and security systems to encrypt sensitive information
  • Data analyst

    • Median annual salary - $73,250
    • translate data into knowledge that will help companies make better decisions

  • Economist

    • Median annual salary - $95,710
    • a professional in the social science discipline of economics who may study, develop and apply theories and concepts from economics and write about economic policy
  • Mathematics modeler

    • Median annual salary - $103,720
    • use mathematical models to illustrate processes or solve complex problems within many different industries
  • Operations research analyst

    • Median annual salary - $76,660
    • be involved in top level strategizing, planning and forecasting within many different industries
  • Risk analyist

    • Median annual salary - $78,620
    • identify and analyze the areas of potential risk threatening the assests, earning capacity or success of an organization
  • Systems analyst

    • Median annual salary - $82,710
    • analyze complex processes or operations in order to improve its efficiency, especially by applying a computer system
    *All median salary information listed above gathered via - www.bls.gov (2016).
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