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  • Careers

    Recent Job Placements:


    • Stephanie Acker and Kevin Johnson are working as actuaries in La Crosse at The Newport Group.
    • Jenna Buss is currently teaching math at Southwestern Wisconsin School District
    • Susan Frankki is in the management training program at Toys R' Us.
    • Dylan Pronschinske is a math teacher at Elk Mound School District.
    • Samantha Weatherford is teaching 8th grade math at Chippewa Falls School District.


    Careers in Mathematics

    Some things you can do with a math degree...


    Air traffic controller


    Software analysis

    Mortgage broker

    Credit/loan officer

    Financial manager

    Research scientist

    Forensic analyst

    Production manager


    Climate analyst


    Transportation analyst

    College professor



    Cost estimator

    Data analyst

    Claim adjuster


    Planning and budgeting specialist

    Inventory control specialist

    Technical writer

    Financial aid director

    Information scientist

    Resource management analyst



    Contract administrator

    Foreign exchange trader

    Payroll manager

    Purchasing agent

    Textbook writer


    Investment analyst

    Weights and measures specialist

    Insurance agent or broker

    Engineering analyst

    Trust analyst

    Population ecology analyst

    Systems analyst

    Commodities trader
    Budget analyst

    Urban designer

    Operations research analyst

    Public utilities analyst

    External auditor


    Numerical Analyst


    IRS investigator

    Investment researcher

    Financial planner

    Securities broker

    Epidemiological analyst

    Traffic control analyst


    Computer programmer

    Bank examiner


    Quality control analyst


    ...and more!


    A mathematics major is in a good position for employment in business, industry, governmental agencies and education. Combining a mathematics major with a second major or minor in a complementary area, such as computer science, will increase your opportunities. The prospects are also bright for well-qualified students to obtain support for graduate study in a variety of math related areas.Many of the national and international mathematics organizations have published information on careers in mathematics and related areas. You can find some of this information on the web pages of the Mathematical Association of American  (, the American Mathematical Society (, and the Society of Industrial and Applied Math ( The pamphlets listed below contain useful information about careers for mathematics majors. These are available for you to read in the Math Resource Room (102 Cowley Hall) or online:


    Careers in Mathematics


    • 101 Careers in Mathematics, 1996, Mathematical Association of America
    • Professional Opportunities in the Mathematical Sciences, 1983, Mathematical Association of America
    • Seeking Employment in the Mathematical Sciences, 1985, American Mathematical Society
    • Careers That Count, 1991, Association for Women in Mathematics
    • Mathematical Scientists at Work, 2nd edition, 1991, Mathematical Association of America
    • Math Horizons, four issues per year, Mathematical Association of America
    • She Does Math! Real-Life Problems from Women on the Job, 1995, Mathematical Association of America
    • Assistantships and Graduate Fellowships in the Mathematical Sciences, one issue per year, American Mathematical Society