Careers with a Bachelor’s Degree in Math
Behind every successful corporation and government entity are innovative mathematicians. Math majors go on to exciting careers in almost every industry — powering advancements in data security, modeling performance in professional athletics, making and breaking codes and encryptions, and stimulating advancements in biotechnology. At Drexel, math majors forge their own academic paths, gaining the skills to ask the right questions and solve real-world problems.
WHAT JOBS CAN YOU GET WITH A MATHEMATICS DEGREE?
Math major careers exist in a wide variety of industries, often with high reported levels of job satisfaction. Forbes regularly ranks mathematics on its lists of top majors, while CareerCast’s 2018 Jobs Rated Report — which rates jobs based on income, growth outlook, work environment and stress — listed six mathematics-related roles among its top 10 careers. Mathematics degree salaries are competitive, with a robust employment outlook in many professions. The following are just a few examples of jobs you can get with a mathematics degree.
Bachelor’s in Mathematics Jobs
Jobs with a math degree include entry-level positions in the following fields:
Actuaries use statistics and financial modeling to estimate risk in business, helping to protect company assets and mitigate the financial impact of natural disasters. Drexel students interested in math careers in actuarial science can pursue a specialized plan of study and receive support for actuarial exams.
There is a high demand for software developers, engineers and computer scientists at some of the world’s most influential companies. With its emphasis on computing, Drexel’s Math curricula provides the industry-relevant skills for graduates to succeed in these types of roles.
Data-driven companies across all industries fund entry-level mathematics jobs to draw insights from the information at their disposal. Data analyst specializations can range from business intelligence to market research, sales and even fraud investigation.
Career opportunities in maths exist at every educational level, from research-intensive positions at colleges and universities to private tutoring and high school teaching roles. Many math majors have participated in Drexel’s DragonsTeach program, allowing them to earn high school teaching certification while completing their regular degree and co-op requirements.
Students who dream of working on Wall Street fare well with a math degree. Many of our graduates have gone on to entry-level mathematics jobs as financial analysts at large firms. The math major is also excellent preparation for a variety of business careers, such as positions in consulting, underwriting and accounting.
Government and Law
The federal government and related agencies have a strong demand for the professional skills provided by a math degree, particularly in the areas of defense, criminal justice and space science. Math major careers include positions as cryptanalysts, statisticians and aerospace engineers.
COMPANIES THAT HIRE MATH MAJORS
Companies that hire math majors include:
- Goldman Sachs
- Lockheed Martin
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation
- McKinsey & Company
- National Security Agency
These are just a few of the many companies that hire math majors, which also include many of the top financial, consulting, technology and manufacturing companies. Recent graduates of our Mathematics programs have gone on to math careers at companies like Comcast, JP Morgan Chase, Exelon Corporation and Susquehanna International Group. The jobs you can get with a mathematics degree go far beyond research and teaching within the discipline.
LEARN MORE ABOUT DREXEL'S MATHEMATICS PROGRAMS
Interested in learning more about becoming a mathematics student at Drexel? Explore degree options within the mathematics department to learn more, visit our campus to explore life at Drexel firsthand or apply for a degree in mathematics.