Career Paths

A major in mathematics is good preparation for a variety of careers, many of which make no special use of mathematics itself, but do require the ability to reason carefully and express oneself clearly. Plymouth State’s mathematics program provides students with sufficient background of theory and practice so they may pursue graduate work, research, teaching in the secondary schools, and various types of industry. For more information, visit Career Services.

Sample Job Titles

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Computer Engineer
  • Cost Estimator/Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Loan Officer
  • Market Researcher
  • Securities Broker/Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Trust Officer
  • Social Worker

See the U.S. Department of Labor Outlook for a complete list.

Useful Skills for Jobs in the Mathematics Field

  • Ability to analyze problems and make appropriate decisions
  • Ability to organize and memorize detailed information
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to think logically and critically and make analogies