Summary: This information describes typical occupations and employment settings associated with this major. Understand some of these
options may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Mathematics
Mathematics is a powerful tool in many diverse careers. It is a language of technology. In a highly technological age, those at the
forefront of mathematics and statistics are to rapid progress within all societies Math plays a major role in actuarial science,
astronomy, chemistry, physics, computer science, economics, engineering, biology, geophysics, operations research, oceanography,
meteorology, linguistics, library science, cryptology, seismology, and environmental science. A strong mathematics background has
become nearly a prerequisite for advanced study in the natural and social sciences. Critical problems in government, health, the
environmental fields, private industry, and the academic world require advanced mathematical and statistical techniques for they
provide exacting analytical and quantitative tools necessary. Although some applications involve computers, the current generation
has grown with the development of technology and is the most prepared in history to change our society, environment and world.
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Georgia Career Information Center http://www.gcic.peachnet.edu (Accessible only on campus computers)
Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/oco (Type in general term for career of interest)
Alberta Occupational Profiles www.alis.gov.ab.ca/occinfo/frameset.asp (Click on Occupational Title Search)
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Possible Job Titles of Mathematics Graduates