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