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Careers in Mathematics

Why Major in Mathematics?

Did you know the Average income of a graduate with a Mathematics degree is $75,000?

Here are a few of the top fields and how they rate.

Top FieldsSalary

Actuary

$101,560

Aerospace Engineer

$113,030

Data Analyst

$58,000

Data Scientist

$114,520

Economist

$102,490

Financial Analyst

$84,300

Mathematics Teacher

$48,000

Senior Software Engineer

$112,000

Software Developer

$71,000

Software Engineer

$84,000

Source: payscale.com (updated 9/11/19)

Source: affordablecollegesonline.org (2017 median income)

In a 2016 study that ranked 200 careers based on job environment, income, outlook, and stress, four of the top 10 jobs were directly related to math:  data scientist (#1), statistician (#2), mathematician (#6), and actuary (#10).

Source:  CareerCast “Jobs Rated Report 2016:  Ranking 200 Jobs”

Contact Information

Department of Mathematics
Hixson-Lied 504
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska
Phone: 402.280.2827