# Careers

A major in mathematics prepares you for a wide range of jobs and careers. To do research in mathematics or teach mathematical sciences at a university, you generally need a doctoral degree. But many people with Bachelors or Masters degrees work in research groups with engineers or scientists. Many software engineers or computer systems specialists entered the field with math degrees. The government hires mathematicians and statisticians. The insurance industry hires math majors for careers in actuarial science. Many math majors go into banking and finance. The logical and analytical skills developed in the math major are attractive to a wide range of employers.

## Professional Societies

The main mathematics and statistics professional societies are:

- American Mathematical Society
- Mathematical Association of America
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
- American Statistical Association
- Association for Women in Mathematics
- National Association of Mathematicians

## Links to Career Information

- University of Kansas Career Center

For information specific to math majors - Mathematical Sciences Career Information (joint project of AMS, MAA, SIAM) www.ams.org/careers
- Resources for Undergraduates in Mathematics, MAA
- Career Information, SIAM
- Career Information, AMSTAT
- Association for Women in Mathematics
- Society of Actuaries
- Be an Actuary