101 Careers in Mathematics features essays from 101 individuals that discuss the importance of mathematics in their careers. Readers may be surprised that many of these professionals come from a wide range of careers, including doctors, lawyers, economists, consultants, and more. Going beyond the traditional scope of academia lies a multitude of careers that mathematics majors can apply for.
From this book, readers will discover how logic, analytical thinking, recognizing patterns, and the ability to organize data --the skills learned in a mathematics classroom--will always be in high demand in the workforce.
Read some excerpts from the book:
“I attribute much of my academic success at Columbia University School of Law to having learned, through the study of mathematics... how to analyze complicated principles. Now I practice law in one of the country's largest law firms. I feel I have done well in my job, and I attribute much of that success to my facility with numbers and mathematical theory.” - Jonathan Blattmachr, Law Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
“I thoroughly enjoy the career I've chosen, and I have no question that I wouldn't be here if I had not started my training with a degree in mathematics. The analytical problem-solving skills one develops working through a mathematics curriculum are highly valuable and transferable to any future aspiration.” - Marla Prenger, Associate Scientist, Procter and Gamble
“When seeking a mathematical position, don't be put off by titles of jobs or work units that may not seem mathematical. Mathematicians can pop up, and do mathematical work, all over the place.” - Michael Weiss, Agricultural Economist, US Department of Agriculture
If you want to see the many careers a mathematics major can do read all 101 essays in the book, 101 Careers in Mathematics: