Careers in Mathematics
- The UC Davis Internship and Career Center(ICC) helps forge connections between the university and the workplace. No matter what your field of study, you can benefit from personalized career counseling and from internships that will expose you to new working environments and help develop your employment skills.
- Relative to K-12 teaching, the Mathematics and Science Teaching Program at UC Davis (MAST) provides information about multiple pathways to a teaching credential. Their academic advisers will show you how to explore your interest in teaching /and/ earn academic credit. They also provide information about scholarships and financial aid for prospective teachers. Check out their web site, or email them at MAST@ucdavis.edu.
Some colleges and universities also offer a Masters program in teaching mathematics. Some can be found on this list of Master of Arts in Teaching Math (MAT) programs maintained by Professor Milton.
- The American Mathematical Society, under their Career and Employment section, has excellent career resources such as:
- Early Career Profiles: Recent bachelors-level graduates in Math - The Early Career Profiles program provides short profiles of recent graduates of some mathematics department around the country, and our department has been invited to participate. Although the profiles are primarily intended to assist high-school students, we think they're useful for anyone trying to decide whether to major in mathematics and how to specialize.
View the UCDavis alumni profiles.
- Job sites for math majors
- Career information for high school students
- Non-academic career information
- Learn about actuary careers, there are several resources. The Society of Actuaries maintains a career web page for applicants, interns and recruiters interested in risk assessment. The actuarial profession also operates some web sites, such as Be An Actuary and Actuaries: Risk is Opportunity. The Department of Mathematics in at least one university (Austin) has an actuarial program, and the curriculum may be of interest.
- Learn about careers in statistics at the American Statistical Association(ASA) website. This site provides general examples of statistical careers and also describes several fields that a statistician may work in, such as law, forestry, education, medicine, and the social sciences.
- Read a wide variety of career profiles of actual people at the Mathematical Association of America(MAA) website. Most of those profiled use mathematics on a daily basis; others rely on the general problem solving skills acquired in their mathematics courses. Includes diverse careers such as teacher, biostatistician, systems engineer, and aerospace mathematician.
- The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) also provides information about careers in applied math and computational sciences. This site provides a lot of good general information about a career in math, career profiles, and a lot of good links to other sites.
- The AMS-MAA-SIAM Mathematical Sciences Career Informationsite has a ton of good stuff about careers in math, including:
- Career profiles of actual people working in a mathematical field. Each person's profile includes question and answer forum so that you can ask them your own specific questions. Don't forget to check out the archived profiles as well.
- An index of mathematical applications provided by applied mathematicians working in industry and in government. See examples of how you can use your knowledge of Laplace transforms, ordinary differential equations, linear algebra, or other topics to investigate a real-life problem.
- The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) maintains a listing of MAA Math Classifieds on their web page, sortable by area of interest, employer type and state.