Career Options for Mathematics

A degree in mathematics can prepare students for graduate studies and other professional opportunities in a variety of fields. Potential job titles for someone with a background in mathematics or computational sciences can include teacher, actuary, mathematician, statistician, software developer, financial analyst, and data analyst.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (, the median salary for mathematics occupations in 2020 was $93,170 and mathematics occupations are expected to see faster than average growth from 2020 to 2030. The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics has produced a brochure ( providing an overview of some career options for STEM majors.

For students majoring in other academic disciplines, a mathematics minor can enhance prospects for graduate or professional studies and increase employment opportunities.

Adrian College Alumni

Jamie Brandon
Jamie graduated from Adrian College in 2017 with a BA in Mathematics along with a BS in Physics. She completed a MS in Computational Linguistics at Brandeis University in 2019 and currently works as a Natural Language Processing Machine Learning Engineer for

Dale Sanford
Dale graduated from Adrian College in 2021 with a BA in Mathematics and a BS in Physics. He is now working toward a PhD in Space Sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology.

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