A Senior Independent Study Undergraduate Project by Jennifer Sparkes
What can I do with a degree in mathematics?
This page is designed to aid mathematics majors in finding their future profession, and also to
to spark interest in students that are generally interested in and enjoy mathematics. This page is
broken down into several categories, which are listed below.
Most people have a limited knowledge of the range of careers in mathematics.
In fact, there are many interesting and unique jobs pertaining to the field of mathematics. Below is a list of major areas where mathematical professions are common. When
you click on a heading, you will be brought to a web page containing a description of how
mathematics is involved in the field. There will also be a list of sources where you can find
informational career descriptions.
What have Westfield State College alumni done with their mathematics degree? Click
here to search alumni profiles.
If you are a Westfield State College graduate, and would like to submit your information, please
click here. You may need to
contact the Office of Career Services
for a password to submit or gain access to profiles.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook 2000-2001
internet site provides information about the statistics of today's mathematical profession, such
as the average salary for a particular job, the need for certain mathematicians, and more.
The Careers in Mathematics
website discusses the differences between pure and applied mathematics, and also gives advice on
how to find a career in mathematics. It also includes helpful links to other resource sites.