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Careers with a Mathematics degree

A degree in Mathematics will take you far – employers include the NHS, PwC, ONS and Google. Discover more about career opportunities with a maths degree.

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  1. What can you do with a Mathematics degree?

  2. Career options

  3. Who employs Mathematics graduates?

What can you do with a Mathematics degree?

Mathematicians have a broad set of analytical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. These skills make them useful in countless professions. For example, they could be formulating models that solve business problems, predicting extreme weather conditions, deciphering codes or analysing the safety of new medical drugs.

Because your skill set will be so broad, after graduating with a Mathematics degree, you could choose to go down a science or technology route, or one in business, medicine, banking, insurance or management. Most sectors need mathematicians in one shape or another.

Career options

Mathematics graduates go into careers like:

  • Acoustic specialist
  • Actuary
  • Chartered accountant
  • Cryptographer
  • Data scientist
  • Economist
  • Investment analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Medical statistician
  • Meteorologist
  • Operations research analyst
  • Research scientist
  • Risk management officer
  • Software engineer
  • Statistician
  • Teacher or lecturer
  • Technician

Other potential opportunities include:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Astronomer
  • CAD technician
  • Financial trader
  • Game designer
  • Market researcher
  • Meteorologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Software tester

Who employs Mathematics graduates?

Examples of employers looking for graduates with mathematical skills:

  • Allianz Insurance
  • Babcock International
  • Civil Service
  • Deloitte
  • Google
  • KPMG
  • Office for National Statistics
  • PwC
  • NHS

If you go into research or teaching, typical employers include universities, research institutes and schools.

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