Our applied mathematics graduates work in financial and insurance companies as analysts, computer companies as programmers and hardware developers, and in many different fields as researchers, as well as in academia. They have gone to excellent graduate schools in pure, applied, and financial mathematics, as well as physics, design, accounting, and M.B.A. programs.
To get an idea as to what you can do with a degree in applied mathematics:
- “Thinking of a Career in Applied Mathematics?” and more from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics on Careers & Jobs.
- An interesting article in CNN Financial News on the increasing popularity of applied mathematics careers, and one on the growing role of mathematics applications from the point of view of the business world.
- Information about the mathematics profession from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- The American Mathematical Society has a site with career information for (non-academic) mathematicians. (Also this and this.)
- The Mathematical Association of America has career information for its members, lists examples of how mathematics is used in the workplace, and published the book 101 Careers in Mathematics.
- This Wall Street Journal article states that the best careers use math extensively, based on a range of factors, from quality of work life to salary to career prospects.
- Mathematicians, statisticians, and actuaries have some of the best jobs in the country according to CareerCast, a job-seeker assistance website.
- You can become an actuary. These sites were recommended by Israel Krakowski (Travelers):
- You can become a statistician.
- One of the largest employers of applied mathematics graduates is the federal government, with many agencies and departments looking for applicants. Here is a list of the most popular agencies: