Mathematics - What to Do with this Major

Job Titles

Accounts Payable Team Leader Business Broker Land Surveyor
Actuary Cartographer Market Research Analyst
Air Quality Investigator Cell Researcher Chemist Mathematician
Appraiser Certified Public Accountant Operations Management
Astronomer Chief Financial Officer Operations Research Analysis
Audit Coordinator City Management Analyst Physicist
Avionics Technician Computer Programmer Political Scientist
Bank Examiner Consumer Credit Counselor Project Estimator
Bank Officer Credit Manager Radar Technician
Behavior Researcher Demographer Statistician
Biomedical Equipment Technician Educator Structural Engineer
Bookkeeper Financial Consultant/Supervisor Surveyor
Brain Researcher Financial Planner Systems Analyst


Personal Characteristics to be Successful

Accurate Intelligent Precise
Analytical Imaginative Realistic
Detail-oriented Observant Self-disciplined
Ethical Patient Thorough
Industrious Persistent  


Workplace Skills

Able to frame inquiry and respond objectively
Concentrate for long periods of time
Conduct and clearly explain scientific research
Make sound judgments and decisions
Proficient with scientific calculator
Proficient in writing, speaking, and memorization




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