Careers & Salaries

There are a variety of employment opportunities for mathematicians in government, industry, and academia. For students interested in studying mathematics, a bachelor's degree is recommended, as well as further study in graduate school in mathematics.

Most mathematicians work in either applied mathematics or in theoretical mathematics. Applied mathematicians solve problems in science, engineering, computer science, and economics, using a variety of mathematical tools. Meanwhile, theoretical mathematicians study and test new mathematical ideas and theories through research.

Statistics, a popular branch of mathematics, is a field where professionals work with large data sets to look for patterns that can benefit society or industry. Actuarial science is another field of study in which mathematicians and statisticians study probability and risk assessment for government and industry.

A few examples of job titles in this field include:

  • Actuary
  • Mathematical Science Teacher
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Mathematician

For detailed career and salary information, visit the LBCC Career Coach.

All career information and statistics listed here are provided by the State of Oregon.