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Career Options in Math

Completing a mathematics or statistics major trains you in complex problem solving and technical communication skills applicable to a wide range of careers. Recent mathematics and statistics majors from TCNJ have pursued careers in finance, insurance and actuarial science, data science, consulting, technology, healthcare, and law. Employers include Bank of America, Pfizer, Facebook, Deloitte, Prudential, the US Navy, and the US Geological Survey. In fact, starting salaries for math and stat majors are among the most competitive nationwide, second only to computer science and engineering (National Association of Colleges and Employers Winter 2022 Salary Survey).  Check out some of the many careers you could get as a math major below.

Examples of Careers Suited for Mathematicians<\h2>
(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:

TCNJ resources:

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