Career Opportunities for Majors in Mathematics & Statistics


Mathematics involves the study of numerical calculations, problem solving, logic, quantitative patterns, and more. Students pursuing a math major take a variety of courses in the areas of algebra, geometry, calculus, mathematical reasoning, and differential equations. The mathematics program at Rutgers offers several specializations, including standard, teaching, computer-oriented, statistics-mathematics, and bio-mathematics programs. Statistics focuses on gathering and analyzing information and numerical data. Students studying statistics will complete coursework in areas such as probability, statistical analysis, regression methods, sampling, experimental design, and multivariate analysis.

You will find there are a variety of choices for math and statistics majors. In both its applied and theoretical forms, mathematics is one of the oldest forms of scientific inquiry. It's crucial importance to logic, planning and the prevention of social chaos essentially grantees that mathematical study and statistical skills will always be in demand. This classical subject of thought, experimentation, and exploration is continuously updated as technology advances and breaks through new barriers. As such, computer science, economics, and engineering all hinge on the talents of mathematicians. math and statistics skills are valued in a wide range of occupations, including business, physics, accounting, drafting and design, finance, operations research, engineering and even healthcare. Any research field, in particular, needs the assistance of qualified statisticians.

Regardless of your career aspirations, increase your marketability to employers through internships, related work experience, good grades, advanced coursework, and involvement in campus activities. Many careers do not require a specific major, but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills, accomplishments, and related work experience while in school.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Actuary External Auditor Operations Research Analyst
Appraiser Financial Aid Director Payroll Manager
Bank Examiner Financial Manager Production Manager
Benefits Administrator Financial Planner Psychometrist
Budget Analyst Foreign-Exchange Trader Purchasing Agent/Buyer
Claim Adjustor Information Scientist Quality Control Analyst
Commodities Trader Insurance Agent/Broker Securities Broker
Computer Programmer International Trade Specialist Statistician
Contract Administrator Inventory Control Specialist Systems Analyst
Controller Investment Analyst Teacher/Professor
Cost Estimator Investment Researcher Technical Writer
Credit/Loan Officer IRS Investigator Technician
Cryptologist Management Trainee Treasurer
Data Base Manager Market Research Analyst Trust Analyst
EDP Auditor Mathematical Technician Underwriter
Engineering Analyst Mathematician
Estimator Numerical Analyst

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Aerospace Industry Investment Firms Savings and loan associations
Banks Manufacturing Firms School Systems
Colleges/Universities Market research firms Stock Brokerage Houses
Computer Firms Mortgage Companies Test Development Corporations
Economic/Social Science Pollsters Pharmaceutical Companies Utility Companies
Engineering Firms Research & Development Labs
Insurance Companies Research Firms
Government Agencies
Bureau of Labor Statistics Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency National Security Agency
Capital Budgeting & Planning Justice Departments National Technical Info. Service
Defense Logistics Agency Library of Congress Transportaion Department
Defense Mapping Agency Local & State Planning Offices U.S. Customs Service
Drug Enforcement Administration National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) U.S. Navy
Economics Management Staff National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. Weights and Measures Office
Employment & Training Administration National Institute of Standards & Technology
Health Care Financing Administration National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Mathematics & Statistics

Organization Job Title
American International Group Actuarial Analyst
Mercer Human Resource Consulting Actuarial Analyst
Watson Wyatt Actuarial Analyst
Continental Insurance Actuarial Trainee
PricewaterhouseCoopers Actuary
Computer Sciences Corporation Associate Consultant
AT&T Associate Member of Staff
Organon Inc. USA Associate Operational Planner
Deloitte & Touche Auditor
Hewitt Associates Calc. Engr. Code Analyst
Merrill Lynch Corporate Systems Program Trainee
Showboat Hotel Casino Data Analyst
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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Mathematics & Statistics

IMS America Account Manager
PricewaterhouseCoopers Actuarial Consultant
MetLife Actuary
Refco. LLC Application Developer
Buck Consultants Assistant Actuary
Headquarters Tactical Air Command (MS Systems Science) Assistant Executive Officer
MetLife Assistant VP & Actuary
Shearson Lehman Brothers (MBA) Associate
Eastman Kodak (MS Statistics) Business Research Mgr.
BCI Advisors, Inc. (MBA) Chief Financial Officer
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Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Boston University PhD Clinical Psychology
Columbia University DPT Physical Therapy
Duke University PhD Bioinformatics & Genome Sciences
London Business School MBA Finance
Rutgers University M.Ed. Education
Rutgers University MS Statistics
Rutgers University PhD Biomedical Engineering
University of Delaware MS Mathematics
University of North Carolina MBA Business Administration
Yale University PhD Applied Mathematics

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