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What Can You Do With A Mathematics Degree?

Have you ever wondered, what can you do with a mathematics degree? With almost every career using mathematics in some sort of capacity, the answer is - actually a lot. 

Mathematician and/or Statistician1

From big business and global markets to local, state and federal government, employers in every industry prize the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills gained by earning a math degree. Statisticians and Mathematicians currently average $92,030 per year with a growth rate predicted to increase 30 percent by 2028.

Natural Sciences Manager2

Your math background can also help you enter fields of scientific study. Wages in this area are fairly significant, as the median wage for Natural Sciences Manager is $129,100 per year.


With the right certification, you could pursue a career as a high school math teacher, where the median income is currently $61,660 and the job growth rate is projected to hold steady at 4 percent over the next decade.3 This program can also help you pursue a postsecondary teaching position where, with a median annual salary of $79,540, employment opportunities are projected to grow 11 percent by 2028.4


  • Mathematician
  • Statistician
  • Cryptographer
  • Computational Scientist
  • Clinical Statistics Manager
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Demographer
  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • High School Math Teacher
  • Mathematics Instructor
  • Math Professor

"30 Percent" Projected Growth Rate for Mathematicians and/or Statisticians by 20281

1Mathematicians and/or Statisticians
2Natural Sciences Managers
3High School Teachers
4Postsecondary Teachers