Hofstra University mathematics majors develop analytic and problem-solving skills that are valued in many professions. Hofstra mathematics majors go on to successful careers in a wide range of industries, and have pursued advanced degrees at institutions, including the University of Chicago, the University of California at Berkeley, Dartmouth College, UCLA, and other highly regarded programs.
Math majors may consider careers in:
- Actuarial science
- Systems Analysis
Recent graduates have reported getting positions at the following companies:
- Charles County Public Schools (Maryland)
- East Meadow School District
- Liberty Mutual
- Milliman Inc.
- New York City Department of Education
- Norwalk Housing Authority (Connecticut)
- Teach for America
Among 2011-12 graduates who majored in the natural sciences and mathematics and responded to a survey, 92 percent reported being employed or pursuing graduate studies. They reported an average annual entry-level salary of $43,000.
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According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics, actuaries; mathematicians; statisticians; elementary, middle school and high school teachers; post-secondary teachers may earn an average annual salary ranging from $51,380 to $99,380, depending on their level of experience.
More Career-Related Resources for Math Majors:
- Mathematical Sciences Career Information - This site provides nuts-and-bolts information on non-academic employment for mathematicians, including profiles of mathematicians, an index of mathematical applications, and career planning resources.
Maintained by the AMS, MAA, and SIAM
- MAA Online: Career Profiles - This site contains profiles of over 20 non-academic mathematicians.
Maintained by the Mathematical Association of America
- Careers in Mathematics - Here you will find general information about employment in mathematics.
Maintained by the American Mathematical Society
- SCCC: Careers in Mathematics - The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is an ever-expanding resource for anyone interested in exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare.
Maintained by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
- Be an Actuary - Actuaries apply mathematics, statistics, and economics to put a financial value on future events. Learn what actuaries do, who employs them, what they earn, and how to get into the field.
Maintained by the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Society of Actuaries
- Society of Actuaries - The Society of Actuaries Web site includes sample examinations and archives of previous examinations.
Maintained by the Society of Actuaries
- Careers in Statistics - "With ... growth in the use of data comes a growing demand for the services of statisticians. ..." This is a very general discussion of possible careers in statistics. It lists the diverse fields in which statisticians work, but contains no practical advice and does not discuss working conditions.
Maintained by the American Statistical Association
- The INFORMS Career Booklet - "Is a Career in Operations Research/Management Science Right for You?" This is a comprehensive FAQ for students interested in what operations researchers do, what skills they need, and who hires them. This site includes profiles of a half dozen operations researchers.
Maintained by INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)
- Science, Math, and Engineering Career Resources - This site keeps growing. It now offers an extensive "career library" for current and aspiring Ph.D. mathematicians and scientists. Gain a pragmatic view of the job market from the definitive site.
Maintained by Geoff Davis
- The SIAM Report on Mathematics in Industry - This report examines the working environments of non-academic mathematicians holding advanced degrees and the appropriateness of traditional graduate training. One section of potentially broad interest is Applications of Mathematics.
Maintained by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics