Career Options

Careers for Mathematics Majors

  • Actuary
  • Software Engineer/Developer/Programmer
  • Urban Designer
  • Public Utilities Analyst
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Statistician
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Climate Analyst
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Banker

Starting Salary*

A mathematics major’s typical starting salary is $36,350. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $83,037.

*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit payscale.com.

Job Titles of People with Mathematics Degrees

  • Portfolio Manager, Barclays Global Investors
  • Options Trader, Peak6
  • Math Educator, Assessment Technology
  • Simulation Specialist, Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Director of Information and Technical Services, Kansas Electric Power Cooperative
  • Program Analyst, Census Bureau
  • Director of Institutional Retirement Plans, CPS & Associates Investment Advisors
  • Computer Consultant, IET Company
  • Health Physicist, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Statistician (Medicine), U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
  • Senior Actuarial Associate, Manulife Financial
  • Major, United States Air Force, United States Strategic Command
  • Deputy Director, Division of Math Sciences, National Science Foundation
Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.