Students who earn a degree in mathematics should be able to work in the following areas:

**Teaching**

Mathematics majors who earn a Bachelor’s degree and certification in secondary education
are usually eligible to be high-school mathematics teachers. With a Mas- ter’s degree,
mathematics majors are eligible to teach

in a two-year college. These levels usually emphasize the teaching of beginning mathematics
areas (algebra, calculus, linear algebra, statistics). With a doctorate, mathematics
majors are eligible to teach in a four-year college or university. College professors
may choose an area of specialization, which is usually related to their doctoral studies;
they are also expected to continue to pursue research studies.

**National Security Agency**

The NSA is currently the largest employer of mathema- ticians in the world outside of education.. This often has to do with code-making and -breaking, but they are hired for other reasons.

**Think Tanks**

Several corporations (private and government run) hire mathematicians and other science types to create and think and work. If a thinker can produce an idea that can be used even once in a decade the company feels the investment has been well worth it.

**Statistics and Actuarial Science**

Insurance companies and cities, among others, hire these mathematicians to help them predict and project as they do long-term planning.

**Cities, Corporations, etc.**

Mathematicians are hired to help cities and others do “management science/planning.” Aspects of game theo- ry and social science mathematics help to do the job.

Biological Sciences, Computer Sciences, Wild-Life Sciences, etc.

Many large science concerns hire mathematicians to do the parts of the experiments
that require mathematics. This includes topography and GPS work and range-life studies.
Mathematicians can work and use their knowledge in hundreds of areas.