Skills, such as logical thinking, problem-solving and data analysis that are taught as part of a maths degree are in high demand. Mathematics is a varied discipline and can set you on a course for a number of different careers.
What jobs can you do with a maths degree?
The type of jobs that are directly related to a maths degree includes data analyst, statistician, teacher, actuary, accounting, quantity surveyor, software developer and investment analysis, amongst others. Finance and investment, accountancy and the insurance industry are some of the most popular industries for maths graduates to find jobs in after they have finished their studies.
There are also a number of graduate schemes for maths graduates. Many large multi-national finance and insurance companies operate worldwide graduate schemes, where those who've studied maths might have an edge. Another avenue for maths graduates can be the Civil Service. Fast Steam, this is a graduate scheme run by the civil service and has a number of roles that may appeal to mathematics graduates, such as the Government Statistical Service, Government Economic Service and Finance; not that you are restricted to those roles.
The type of employers that are looking for maths graduates include:
- The NHS
- The civil service
- Educational establishments, such as university, colleges and schools
- IT companies
- Pharmaceutical organisations
- Insurance businesses
- Market research companies
- Banks: including investment banks and consumer-facing banks
- Accountancy and auditing firms
List of careers in mathematics
If you're wondering what you can do with your maths degree, here is a list of closely related careers you could consider:
- Software tester, engineer or developer
- Acoustic consultant
- Big data analyst
- Tax consultant
- Data scientist
- Statistical programmer
- Betting analyst
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