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Examples of Careers Suited for Mathematicians

(Adapted from the SIAM CAREERS brochure)

Actuary Engineer Pharmacokineticist Reporting Engineer
Analyst Forecast Analyst PK/PD Modeler Research & Development
Analytics Consultant Functional Analyst Principal Scientist Research Analyst
Applied Math Researcher Game designer Product Manager Research Scientist
Biostatistician Geolocation Engineer Program Manager Risk Analyst
Business Analyst Global Pricing Analyst Programmer Simulation Engineer
Claims Specialist Guidance and Navigation Engineer Project Manager Software Engineer
Cryptanalyst Informatics Scientist Quality Systems and Compliance Manager Staff Scientist
Cryptographer Information Analyst Quantitative Analyst Statistician
Data Analyst Investment Analytics Quant Quantitative Developer Strategist
Data Engineer Manager Quantitative Pharmacologist Supply Chain Analyst
Data Operations Associate Math Curriculum Consultant Quantitative Researcher Systems Engineer
Data Processing Specialist Modeling Engineer Quantitative Software Engineer Teacher/Professor
Data Scientist Operations Researcher Quantitative Scientist Technical Staff

Dr. Leona Harris created a PowerPoint presentation, Preparing for a Career in the Mathematical Sciences – Fall 2012, which we believe will be helpful in your career search. In addition, we hope you’ll find useful information in the following links:

Other useful career resources:
TCNJ Career Center
Job Resource Center
WeUseMath.org
SIAM Career Resources
Careers in Math
Mathematical Sciences Career Information
Internship & Co-op Opportunities for Undergraduates
What math majors do after they graduate
StatTrak Career
BeAnActuary.org
Actuary Search
The Casualty Actuary Society (CAS)
The Society of Actuaries (SOA)


Graduate School Information

If you plan to apply to graduate schools, we strongly recommend that you take the Math Subject Test of the GREs in the Spring of your Junior year for a first try and then take it again in the Fall of your Senior year. Check the link for deadlines: https://www.ets.org/gre/subject/register/centers_dates/

The General GRE is given continuously throughout the year. See: https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/centers_dates/

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