Careers and Outcomes

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Find the value of your math degree

As a math major, you'll be able to work with money, technology, machines and more.

Your degree could allow you to organize data, test medicines, teach students, determine risk and enjoy other pursuits. 

What do math majors study?

Mathematics is a tool for understanding quantity, space, value, chance and probability.

Math is used to predict outcomes and solve problems. In your courses, you'll interpret data, identify patterns, analyze spatial structures, solve equations and more.

What can you do with a math degree?

Math can take you almost anywhere.

You can work in places like insurance, accounting and law firms; schools and universities; businesses and more.

What career field can I enter with a math degree?

  • Actuarial science/risk management
  • Biology/life sciences
  • Business
  • Computer analysis
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Military science
  • Physics
  • Political science
  • Social sciences
  • Statistics

Where do Missouri State graduates work?

  • American National Insurance
  • The Boeing Company
  • General Electric
  • MetLife
  • NASA
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts
  • Springfield Public Schools
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Defense

Gain a desirable skill set in mathematics. Start your journey toward a rewarding career.


Job market for mathematicians

Math majors work in all kinds of industries.

Find out how a career as mathematician or statistician can benefit you.

Job growth


Projected job growth for mathematicians — faster than the average for all occupations
Bureau of Labor Statistics


Average annual wage for mathematicians or statisticians
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Job openings


Projected number of annual job openings for mathematicians through 2032
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Prepare for your next move

Expand your career options and increase your earning potential with a master's degree in mathematics.

Your advisor can give you guidance to help you prepare for graduate-level studies.