On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Mathematics majors, skills Mathematics majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Mathematics program.


It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.

Example job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Mathematics include:

  • Account Representative
  • Deputy Chief Credit Officer
  • Medical Physicist
  • Senior eBusiness Analyst
  • Web Developer/Product Manager

Career-Related Skills

  • Problem Solving: Mathematics majors learn how to identify a problem, recognize its source, evaluate hidden assumptions, and develop new solutions.
  • Analytical Thinking: Majors learn to create and evaluate logical arguments.
  • Persistence: Math students learn to solve problems by working them over and over until the proper solution is found.

Career-Related Web Sites

Actuarial Society

American Statistical Association

Association for Women in Mathematics

Be An Actuary

Cool Math: careers in math


Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Mathematical Association of America

Mathematical Sciences Career Information - View the mathematics careers bulletin board or browse the career planning resources.

Mathematics on the Web

National Association of Mathematicians

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center

Society of Actuaries

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

The Mathematical Association of America

For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.