Jobs for Applied Math Majors


The study of mathematics is a broad field that can lead to a wide variety of career paths for people who have graduated with a degree in the subject. It all depends on what type of job these young mathematicians want to work in the future, ranging from teaching to using what they have learned to design and build things.

A number of diverse jobs come from math degrees.
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Mathematics graduates can get jobs teaching different levels of math in schools. The math courses that students must take to graduate with a mathematics degree in college school them enough in the subject to allow them to accurately teach students from the ages kindergarten through 12th grade how to do math themselves. A course of minor in teaching may also want to be studied by these young mathematics graduates so that they know how to handle large classes of students and make them want to learn the subject of math, which many students often dread or quickly lose interest in.

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Those with degrees in applied mathematics can work for various government agencies, helping to design and develop machines or plans to help the country operate more effectively through policies and technology. Some applied mathematics graduates can get hired to government agencies with bachelor's degrees in applied mathematics, though most of these jobs require graduate-level education. These higher level-government agency jobs include those for the Census Bureau, the Department of Agriculture, and with very high scores and acute knowledge of applied math, a job at NASA. These jobs pay very well and have enticing benefits.

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As technology drives progress in the world, those with degrees in applied mathematics often look for jobs within the technology industry as higher levels of math are an integral part of how many technological devices and programs work. Jobs at computer companies like IBM and Dell often hire those with degrees in applied mathematics to study and help design newer models of computers and computer accessories. Internet companies like Yahoo! and Google will also hire those with graduate-level or master's degrees in applied mathematics, as these are some of the most accomplished companies in the world.

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