Careers and Outcomes

A Summer Sidewalk

Problem-solving and critical thinking

A degree in math provides the necessary skills and abilities for a variety of careers. You will develop a useful skill set that includes critical thinking, analysis and research skills. Math graduates from Missouri State have gone on to careers with NASA, the Census Bureau, Boeing and others, and job descriptions for the program’s graduates include computer analyst, actuary, lawyer and statistician.

Graduate education

If you decide to continue your education in a graduate program, your career options will increase, as well as your earning potential. To aid in this transition, you should produce solid undergraduate work and secure faculty recommendations to help you move on to the next step.

Missouri State Career Center

To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities. The Career Center also compiles information about what you can do with a math major. You can view their recommendations by downloading “What can I do with this major?”


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