Equipped with a math major from the UW Colleges, you will have access to a wide range of career paths. They spread across many areas of Business and Industry and Government where problem solving and analytical thinking skills are needed. Mathematics careers occupy six of the top ten jobs listed in the Wall Street Journal in 2009 .
As a Math Major you will acquire many skills and abilities which will contribute heavily to your career. Some of these are:
- Analytical and logical thinking.
- Passion for precision and detail.
- Ability to understand and utilize abstraction
- Ability and desire to rise up to challenges
- Ability to perform data analysis.
- Ability to recognize patterns.
- Ability to learn/apply complex concepts.
Starting at UW Colleges
The course offerings in mathematics at UW Colleges provide a solid Freshman-Sophomore foundation for all of these mathematics related jobs and much more. From pre-calculus through to Calculus I, II, and III, differential equations and Linear Algebra, UW Colleges provides quality instruction in small class-settings. UW Colleges is a component of the World Renowned UW-System and our courses readily transfer to any UW-System School and also to private colleges.
Some Popular Professions
There is a wide range of professions that offer challenging and rewarding careers for mathematicians. The following websites provide links to lists of careers for those who have appropritae qualifications in mathematics.
- American Mathematical Society -- careers page
- Mathematical Association of America -- careers page
- Association for Women in Mathematics -- career page
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics -- careers page
- Casualty Actuarial Society -- http://www.casact.org/
- Society of Actuaries (SOA) -- http://www.soa.org/
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics -- http://www.nctm.org/
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics -- http://www.siam.org/
- Mathematical Association of America -- http://www.maa.org/
- American Mathematical Society -- http://www.ams.org/