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Mathematics

Industry Areas

Here are examples of industry areas students enter with this major, jobs/internships, typical employers that hire students, skills employers look for, and examples of where alumni work.  To find more information make an appointment with your career counselor/advisor.

Industry Areas for Mathematics
Industry|Employers
Job|Roles
Skills
Alumni

Mathematics/Computational Science

State government agencies
Federal government including:
National Security Agency
Department of Defense
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Social Security Administration
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Energy
Military
Government laboratories
Scientific research and development services
Consulting firms
Computer services companies and software publishers
Electronics and computer manufacturers
Engineering firms
Insurance companies
Financial services firms
Chemical and pharmaceutical companies
Aerospace and transportation equipment manufacturers
Airlines and airports
Communications firms
Energy companies and petroleum producers
International government agencies

Research:
Theoretical
Applied
Mathematical Specialties Include:
Modeling and Simulation
Numerical Methods and Analysis
Statistics and Probability
Engineering Analysis
Differential Equations
Operations Research
Discrete Mathematics
Functional Areas Include:
Accounting and Finance
Computer Programming
Computer Systems
Analysis Operations
Sales and Marketing Management
Actuarial Science
Engineering
Analysis and Control of Processes
Optimization and Scheduling of Resources
organizational
analytical thinking/problem solving
communication
teamwork
knowledge in math, science and engineering principles
Kitt Peak Natl Observatory, Astronomer
Harvard University, Professor, Mathematics Department
Univ of Pennsylvania, Assistant Professor
University of Notre Dame, Math/ Economics Professor
Max Plank Inst-Phys/Astrophy, Research Fellow
Universities Space Research Association, Associate Research Scientist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Biostatistician
Sandia National Labs, Research Scientist
Science Applications Intl. Corp., Senior Scientist

Education

Public and private K-12 schools
Universities and colleges

Teaching
Research
Higher Education Administration
K-12:  
Coordination
public speaking
critical thinking
writing
social perceptiveness
complex problem solving.
Higher Ed:
Research
Writing
critical thinking
judgement and decision making
presentations
Math for America, Early Career Fellow
Evanston Township High School, Mathematics Teacher
City Year Boston, Service Leader
Partners in School Innovation, CFO

Computers

Computer services companies
Software publishers
Internet related companies
Financial institutions
Insurance companies
Consulting firms
Manufacturers
Telecommunications companies
Retailers
Healthcare organizations
Hotels and restaurants
Entertainment companies
Environmental management firms
Education institutions
City, state, and federal government

Programming
Systems Development
Systems Analysis
Software Development
Network Administration
Web Administration
Technical Support
Training
organizational
analytical thinking/problem solving
communication
teamwork
knowledge in math, science and engineering principles
Growth Product Analytics, Snapchat, Inc
PwC, Advisory, Cybersecurity
Amazon.com, Software Development Engineer

Insurance

Insurance carriers
Insurance agents and brokers
Professional, scientific, and technical consulting firms
Government agencies

Actuarial Science
Risk Management/Assessment
Loss Management/Control
Underwriting
Quantitative
Analytical
Research
Detail-Oriented
Management/Organizational
Entrepreneurial
Strong Work Ethic
Presentation
GAFG (Formerly Goldman Sachs Reinsurance Group, Actuarial Analyst
Aon Benfield, Catastrophe Risk Analyst
Allstate, Technology Senior Consultant, Law & Regulation

Banking & Finance

Commercial banks
Credit unions
Savings and loan associations
Savings banks
Mortgage banks
Captive finance companies
Regulatory agencies including:
Federal Reserve
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS)
Brokerage firms

Corporate and Consumer Credit Analysis
Commercial Lending
Trust Management
Capital Services and Mergers and Acquisitions
Mortgage Loans
Originations and Packaging
Branch Management
Operations
Cash Management
Credit Scoring and Risk Management
Private Banking
Financial Analysis
Investment Banking
Quantitative
Analytical
Research
Detail-Oriented
Management/Organizational
Entrepreneurial
Strong Work Ethic
Presentation
Northern Trust Corporation, Investment Associate
TPG Capital, Associate
William Blair, Investment Banking Analyst
JPMorgan Chase, Investment Banking Analyst
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Research Assistant

 

Popular Industries (According to LinkedIn)

  • Research (17%)
  • Education (16%)
  • Finance (9%)
  • Engineering (7%)
  • Information Technology (7%)

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