Your degree does not strictly determine your career, but it does point you in certain directions.

## What job can you get with a mathematics degree?

Most mathematics graduates go on to become mathematicians, actuaries, and statisticians. Mathematics grads also go on to become physicists and data scientists. Here is a list of careers where the skills you learn in a mathematics degree will be useful:

### Mathematician

Salary

84k

Growth

20%

Satisfaction

Average

### Actuary

Salary

129k

Growth

17%

Satisfaction

Low

### Statistician

Salary

112k

Growth

33%

Satisfaction

Average

### Physicist

Salary

144k

Growth

7%

Satisfaction

Average

### Data Scientist

Salary

131k

Growth

N/A

Satisfaction

Average

### Financial Quantitative Analyst

Salary

109k

Growth

4%

Satisfaction

Average

### Astronomer

Salary

144k

Growth

0%

Satisfaction

High

### Operations Research Analyst

Salary

68k

Growth

30%

Satisfaction

Low

## What is the job market for mathematics degrees?

Compared to other degrees in the US, the job market for mathematics graduates is strong overall. That’s great news—there’s high demand for the skills and knowledge you’ll gain in this program.

Employment Status | % of Mathematics Grads |
---|---|

Employed | 80.4% |

Unemployed | 0.5% |

Underpaid | 19.1% |

## Pro tip

Still unsure if a degree in mathematics is your calling? Read our comprehensive guide on how to choose a career