UGA Specific Information for Mathematics

Mathematics is a powerful tool in many diverse careers. Math plays a major role in actuarial science, astronomy, chemistry, physics, computer science, economics, engineering, biology, geophysics, finance, genetics, oceanography, meteorology, linguistics, cryptology, seismology, and environmental science. A strong mathematics background has become nearly a prerequisite for advanced study in the natural and social sciences. Critical problems in government, health, the environmental fields, private industry, and the academic world require advanced mathematical and statistical techniques for they provide exacting analytical and quantitative tools necessary. Although some applications involve computers, the current generation has grown with the development of technology and is the most prepared in history to change our society, environment and world.



Class of 2022 Career Outcomes for Mathematics*

** Includes Self-Employed


Campus Resources


Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

Potential Career Paths in Mathematics

When considering your career options within the field of mathematics, it might help to narrow down your interest by industry.  The following industries seek individuals with a background in mathematics.

  • Academia and Teaching
    Teaching others the fundamentals and theories of mathematics is a career option. Becoming a professor on the university level would require additional education in the form of a PhD.  Those interested in teaching at the secondary education level need to go through a certification program in order to teach at public schools in the state they reside in.
  • Actuarial Science 
    Professionals in the actuary field calculate the financial impact of risk and uncertainty.  They evaluate the probability of events and quantify the contingent outcome in order to minimize the impacts of financial losses associated with uncertain undesirable events. Accountants focus on measuring and documenting financial information that helps others make decisions about allocating resources.
  • Computing/Information Technology
    Professionals in this field specialize in a formal approach to computer programming.  Information technology is focused on using computers to store and manipulate data, often in the context of a business or other enterprise.
  • Cryptography
    A cryptographer develops algorithms, ciphers, and security systems to encrypt sensitive information. 
  • Economics
    Professionals in this field are focused on the analysis of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.  Economists work in many fields including academia, government, and in the private sector.
  • Credit Analysis
    A credit analyst analyzes credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. 
  • Financial Analysis
    A financial analyst conducts quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions. 
  • Logistics Analysis
    A logistics analyst analyzes product delivery or supply chain processes to identify or recommend changes. May manage route activity including invoicing, electronic bills, and shipment tracing. 
  • Market Research Analysis
    Market research analysts study market conditions in local, regional, or national areas to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
  • Mathematician
    A mathematician conducts research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. They solve problems in various field using mathematical methods. 
  • Military and Public Service
    A mathematics background is highly sought after in many areas of the military.
  • Modeling
  • Operations Research
    Operations research analysts use advanced methods of mathematical analysis to help organizations solve problems and make better fiscal decisions. Most operations research analysts in the federal government work for the Department of Defense, which also employs a large number of analysts through private consulting firms.
  • Sales and Marketing
    Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents connect buyers and sellers in financial markets. They sell securities to individuals, advise companies in search of investors, and conduct trades.
  • Statistician
    A statistician develops or applies mathematical or statistical theories and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. 
  • Systems Analysis
    Computer systems analysts study an organization's current computer systems and procedures and make recommendations to management to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.

*This is not an exhaustive list of industries that hire mathematics majors.

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Additional Career Research Resources

  • O*NET - The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations (Login using your 810/811)
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations
  • Firsthand - Explore a library of guides, articles, and other resources to help you explore careers, plan your job search, and learn about different work environments. Create a free account with your UGA email.
  • Candid Career - Whether you are just beginning to explore career options, preparing for a job interview, or looking to change careers, CandidCareer.com can help by providing you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy to use website. We can all learn from the experiences of others and the Career Center makes this valuable resource available to UGA students so they may be informed and ready for what lies ahead. (Login using your 810/811)
  • GoinGlobal - View jobs/internship in other countries and country career guides (Login using your 810/811)
  • Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets us apart is our "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision. 
  • Portfolium - Your work and projects are undeniable proof of your skills – Portfolium will help you learn and allow you to display the top skills graduate schools and employers want. Portfolium is where you’ll upload your work, projects, presentations and more. The UGA Career Center has pre-loaded your profile to include the top skills graduate schools and employers seek in their candidates. Log-in to your profile to see how you can build your skills!
  • Big Interview - Online practice interview platform. Practice basic interview questions or questions based on your industry interests or competencies! Also provides practice interview questions for graduate/professional schools. Just sign-up using your uga email address!
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Employment Websites

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  • Handshake - UGA's platform for job/internship postings (Login with your UGA MyID and password)
  • GoinGlobal - Jobs/Internships in other countries and country career guides (Login with your 810/811)
  • Idealist - Nonprofit jobs
  • USAJobs- Federal jobs
  • LinkedIn 
  • Firsthand -Company rankings/profiles, industry career guides, and advice articles

 

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Professional Associations/Resources

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2022 Mathematics majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Ad Victoriam Solutions Salesforce Analyst
AMD Software Engineer II
AT&T Client Solutions Executive
Auto-Owners Insurance Company Underwriter
Boston Harvard Consulting Company Python Developer
Cardlytics Advertising Analytics Team
Cherokee County School District High School Math Teacher
Cognizant Business Analyst
Department of Defense Operations Research Analyst
EY Technology Consultant
FAST Enterprises, LLC Implementation Consultant
Fulbright Spain English Teaching Assistant
Georgia Municipal Association Health Benefit Specialist
Hisense USA Data Analyst (EDI/PowerBI)
Itineris Functional Analyst
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Associate Professional Staff I
NTT Data Technology Junior Analyst
Qualtrics Product Specialist
SAP Functional Specialist
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2022 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2022 Mathematics majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Augusta University Medicine, MD
Boston University Law, JD
Colorado State University Chemistry, PhD
Cuny City College Physics, Master's
Georgetown University Data Science and Analytics, MS
Georgia Institute of Technology Computer Science, MS
Georgia Institute of Technology Mathematics, Not Specified
Georgia State University Data Science and Analytics, MS
Harvard University Physics, PhD
Mercer University Secondary Education, MAT
New York University Mathematical Sciences, Not Specified
Northeastern University Data Science and Analytics, MS
Pepperdine University Not Specified
University of Colorado Boulder Mathematics, PhD
University of Georgia Artificial Intelligence, MS
University of Georgia Chemistry, JD/PhD
University of Georgia Mathematics, Master's
University of Georgia Mathematics Education, Master's
University of Georgia Engineering, PhD
University of Georgia Mathematics/Mathematics Education, BS
University of Georgia Mechanical Engineering, PhD
University of Louisville Secondary Education, MAT
* denotes no responses received.