WHAT KINDS OF THINGS DO MATH MAJORS DO AFTER THEY GRADUATE?
Lots of different things! Most fall into one of the following three categories:
1. Take a job that uses their math major. Examples:
2. Go to graduate or professional school. There are many different types of graduate
programs that a major in math is good preparation for. Some examples:
- Math teacher
- Scientific Programmer
- Statistician in government agency or industry.
3. Take a job that doesn't seem to have anything to do with math.
- Mathematics (of course!)
- Educational Testing and Measurement
- Operations Research
- Public Health
- Public Policy
Sometimes students just choose a
math major because they like math, even though they want to go into
another career. That's fine. Sometimes they're surprised,
though, that their math studies are helpful in one way or another in a
career that doesn't at first seem like it has any connection to math.
For more information about careers involving mathematics, see the Mathematical Sciences Career Information web site and the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.