Mathematics opens the doors to many promising career paths. CareerCast ranked mathematician as best job for 2014 based on four factors: environment, income, outlook, and stress. Statistician was ranked third and actuary was ranked fourth. A study by PayScale shows that the top 15 highestearning college degrees have a common element: mathematics. Not only do many professions and majors (engineering, doctors, physics, nurses, computer science, actuarial science, etc.) require courses in mathematics, but the analytical and problemsolving skills students learn in mathematics can apply to all disciplines.
What do mathematicians do?There are few undergraduate degrees which rival mathematics in the diversity of rewarding job options, which include the following.
Mathematics career links

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