Career Profiles: Mathematics

CSULB Department of Mathematics

Mathematics is both a basic form of communication and a tool essential for many kinds of work. Mathematics is necessary for understanding and expressing ideas in science, engineering, and increasingly in human affairs. The application of mathematical techniques in these fields has increased greatly because of the widespread use of computers, which enable mathematicians to do complex problems rapidly and efficiently. Since its study prepares the student to use mathematics to analyze relationships in many disciplines, a bachelor's degree in mathematics provides a valuable background for many positions in industry and government as well for graduate study in various fields. With course work in computer science, the bachelor's degree qualifies individuals for entry positions in computer programming and other data processing specialties.

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Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • Actuary
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Corporate Accountant
  • Cryptologist
  • Demographer
  • Ecologist
  • Econometrist
  • Efficiency Engineer
  • Environmental Mathematician
  • Financial Analyst
  • Geophysical Mathematician
  • Information Scientist
  • Inventory Strategist
  • Mathematician
  • Metrologies
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Research Scientist
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Securities Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Surveyor
  • Systems Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Wage/Salary Analyst

Where Employed:

  • Aerospace industry
  • Architectural firms
  • Banks
  • Biotechnology industry
  • Colleges and universities
  • Commercial airlines
  • Computer industry
  • Consulting firms
  • Finance companies
  • Government agencies
  • Insurance companies Investment firms
  • Management consulting companies
  • Market research firms
  • Petroleum industry
  • Research institutes
  • Schools
  • Stocks/securities brokers
  • Technology companies
  • Utilities

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