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Possible Job Titles

Research/Technical

  • Aerospace engineer*
  • Artificial intelligence developer*
  • Research scientist*
  • Physicist*
  • Electrical engineer*
  • Mathematical technician
  • Statistician

Government/Education

  • Professor*
  • Mathematician
  • Nuclear engineer*
  • Special librarian*
  • Planetary scientist
  • Teacher
  • Demographer
  • Economist*

Computers

  • Technical writer
  • Computer engineer*
  • Computer programmer
  • System support representative
  • Information specialist
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Operations/systems researcher

Business

  • Sales, technical equipment
  • Metallurgical and materials engineer*
  • Energy engineer*
  • Financial analyst
  • Marketing researcher
  • Actuary
  • Risk manager
  • Underwriter

*Denotes additional education required

Typical Places of Employment

  • Accounting Firms/Banks
  • Business Corporations/Colleges and Schools
  • Educational Institutions/Non-profit Organizations
  • Data Processing and Information
  • Systems/ Computer Industry
  • Insurance Agencies/ Real Estate
  • Securities/ Manufacturing Industries

Typical Work Activities

  • Use good reasoning ability and persistence in order to identify, analyze, and apply basic principles to technical problems
  • Communicating with others
  • Substantial knowledge of computer programming
  • Conduct research
  • Collect and organize data
  • Pay close attention to detail

Additional Info in Career Services

These publications must be used in the Career Services Office. However there are many brochures and magazines such as Resume Writing, Interviewing and Job Choices that you may take with you.

  • Careers for Number Crunches and Other Quantitative Types
  • Careers in Focus: Mathematics and Physics
  • Careers in Science and Engineering
  • Great Jobs for Math Majors

To see a complete list of career books located at the Career Services Office click here.

Alumni Resources

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

ALUMNI NAME GRAD. DATE CURRENT JOB ORGANIZATION
Stephanie DiGenova 1999 Implementation Associate Towers Perrin
Jennifer Lambdin 2005 Planner Reynolds, Smith, and Hills
Holly Jackson 1995 Statistician National Institute of Standards & Tech.
Daragh Downing 2007 Unwriting Analyst GEICO
Julie Jellig 1989 Math Teacher Ann Arundel Public Schools

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