Mathematics Online Degree - Outcomes

Career Opportunities - Math Degree Online Graduates

Employers in a range of industries seek college graduates with quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Whether you earn a math degree online or on campus at Southern New Hampshire University, you will have the quantitative and critical-thinking skills that are valued in the workplace. With an online degree in math, you will be prepared for a career in variety of fields:
  • Business
  • Actuarial Firms
  • Financial Services Firms
  • Utility companies
  • Education 
  • Consulting
  • Operations Research Firms
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Technical Journals
Math majors enjoy a high degree of job satisfaction. A 2012 survey by CareerCast determined that actuaries, mathematicians and statisticians rank near the top of the nation’s 200 best jobs list, when considering environment, income, outlook, physical demands and stress. People in these jobs often begin their studies with an undergraduate degree in math.

Job Prospects - Math Degree Online Graduates

Mathematicians often find job opportunities in scientific research, as well as in scientific management, and technical consulting services. Many mathematicians work for the federal government, primarily in the Department of Defense, which employs 81 percent of mathematicians working at the federal level, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau also estimates that job opportunities for statisticians will increase 13 percent in the decade prior to 2018. Actuaries are also in demand, particularly in the insurance industry, which employs about 55 percent of all actuaries. They also work for insurance agents and brokers, as well as managing companies.

Math majors also command high salaries. A 2009 National Association of Colleges and Employers survey that tracked job offers found that the top 15 highest earning college degrees all have math skills in common.

Careers - Online Degree in Mathematics

Access helpful resources on careers for graduates with an online math degree, as well as information on professional associations related to the study of mathematics.

Career Opportunities

SNHU Career Development Center
Learn about potential careers and professional development opportunities for students who major in mathematics.

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Handbook - Mathematicians
Get information on careers that require a background in mathematics.

Office of Personnel Management (U.S. Government Official Job Site)
Access information on job openings as a mathematician with the U.S. Government.

Professional Associations

American Mathematical Society
The AMS furthers the interests of mathematical research and scholarship and serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy, and programs that promote mathematical research, encourage mathematical understanding and skills, support math education, advance the profession of mathematics and foster an awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life.

American Statistical Association
The world’s largest community of statisticians, the ASA supports excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation and advocacy.

Association for Women in Mathematics
The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.

Mathematical Association of America
The Mathematical Association of America is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. The mission of the MAA is to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development and research.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
SIAM exists to ensure the strongest interactions between mathematics and other scientific and technological communities through membership activities, publication of journals and books and conferences.

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