## Careers in Math

Considering a career in math? Good idea! With a mastery of mathematical skills, you can pursue many different careers. Talk to a mathematics faculty member or an advisor to discuss your options today.

Answer the age-old question, "When Will I Use Math?". You just may discover some surprising answers.

Many careers in math require a bachelor's degree. Consider contacting the college or university you'd like to attend to discuss their math program requirements. Some local area colleges and universities with undergraduate math programs include:

**DePaul University:**las.depaul.edu/math**Elmhurst College:**public.elmhurst.edu/mathematics**Illinois State University:**math.illinoisstate.edu**Loyola University:**www.luc.edu/math/index.shtml**Northern Illinois University:**www.math.niu.edu**Roosevelt University:**www.roosevelt.edu/CAS/Programs/MATH.aspx**Saint Xavier University:**www.sxu.edu/Academic/Liberal/Math/default.asp**University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:**www.math.uiuc.edu**University of Illinois at Chicago:**www.math.uic.edu

**Love math, but you're still undecided on a career direction?**

Here's just a few math-related careers to consider.

**People in math careers**

Accountants

Actuaries

Computer programmers

Cryptographers (Coders)

Data analysts

Financial and investment analysts

High school teachers/college instructors

Industrial/applied mathematicians

Operations researchers

Production managers

Quality control engineers

Risk managers

Statisticians

Textbook editors

**People in careers that use math**

Architects

Bankers

Casino managers

Contractors

Doctors

Engineers

Investigators

Meteorologists

Music producers

Nurses

Pathologists

Pharmacists

Real estate agents

Surveyors

**Need more information on math careers?**

Check out these resources and start planning your successful future in math.

American Mathematical Society www.ams.org/home/page

Learn about research mathematicians and what they do.

American Statistical Association
www.amstat.org

Learn about careers in statistics.

Be an Actuary www.beanactuary.org

Find out what an actuary does.

Chronicle of Higher Education chronicle.com/section/Home/5

Job resources for careers in higher education.

Mathematical Association of America
www.maa.org

An organization for people who love the mathematical sciences.

National Council for Teachers of Mathematics
www.nctm.org

Provides math resources and professional development for math teachers at
all levels.

Society of Actuaries www.soa.org

Learn what it takes to be an actuary.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
www.siam.org

Learn about careers in applied math.