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Careers in Mathematics

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics compiles a report called the Occupational Outlook Handbook (2010-11 edition; updated every 2 years by the Bureau of Labor Statistics). This report discusses: the nature of the work; training, other qualification, and advancement; employment; job outlook, projections; earnings; wages; related occupations; and sources of additional information. Check it out!
  • The American Mathematical Society posts an article with the title What do mathematicians do? 
  • The American Mathematical Society has a website that provides information for undergraduate math majors regarding graduate schools in mathematics; summer research programs and internships; clubs, conferences, and events; careers in mathematics, and jobs and internships.
  • The Mathematical Association of America has a website that describes some career profiles and provides links to resources for undergraduate math majors.
  • Career Services at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville provides a pdf file at to help mathematics majors develop strategies to obtain jobs in industry, government, market research, insurance, securities, banking, and education.