Westfield State College
Department of Mathematics
Career Information Page

A Senior Independent Study Undergraduate Project by Jennifer Sparkes

What can I do with a degree in mathematics?


This page is designed to aid mathematics majors in finding their future profession, and also to to spark interest in students that are generally interested in and enjoy mathematics. This page is broken down into several categories, which are listed below.

Careers for Mathematics Majors

Most people have a limited knowledge of the range of careers in mathematics. In fact, there are many interesting and unique jobs pertaining to the field of mathematics. Below is a list of major areas where mathematical professions are common. When you click on a heading, you will be brought to a web page containing a description of how mathematics is involved in the field. There will also be a list of sources where you can find informational career descriptions.

Finding a Mathematical Career

How would one go about pertaining a job in a mathematical profession? Call up companies? Search the web? Click HERE to find some useful tips on how to do this.

Westfield State College Alumni

What have Westfield State College alumni done with their mathematics degree? Click here to search alumni profiles. If you are a Westfield State College graduate, and would like to submit your information, please click here. You may need to contact the Office of Career Services for a password to submit or gain access to profiles.

Important Mathematical Associations

Every mathematics major (or person considering entering the mathematics profession) should be aware of the major mathematics associations. Below are the links to some of those associations.

American Mathematical Society (AMS)

American Statistical Association (ASA)

Assocation for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)

Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

Society of Actuaries (SOA)

Society for Industrial and Applied Math (SIAM)

National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM)

Get Involved!

If you are a current undergraduate mathematics major, some activities to be involved at WSC are:

On-Campus Career Resources

Westfield State College has a useful Career Services center, which helps you find a career that suits your talents and ability, and is one that you also find interesting.

Useful Mathematics Career Literature and Resources

Credit and Support

Several people have been involved in the making of this web page. I would like to thank the following people for their input, support, and time: