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According to The Jobs Rated Almanac, many of the top ranked jobs are those involving Mathematics and Computer Science.  Consider the top ten list reproduced below.  Eighty percent of the top-ranked careers involve mathematical sciences!  Careers in Mathematics are typeset in bold; careers in Computer Science are labeled with an asterisk.

The Top Ten

1.  Website Manager* 6.  Computer Programmer*
2.  Actuary 7.  Accountant
3.  Computer Systems Analyst* 8.  Industrial Engineer
4.  Software Engineer* 9.  Hospital Administrator
5.  Mathematician 10.  Web Developer*

Best Jobs by Discipline

  • Actuary
  • Mathematician
  • Mathematics Teacher or Professor
Computer Science
  • Website Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Software Engineer

Resources for Further Career Information About Mathematics

Career Field Organization/ 
Contact Information
Free Resources by Mail or Internet
Mathematics American Mathematical Society
P.O. Box 845904
Boston, MA 02284-5904
(800) 321-4267 or (401) 455-4000
e-mail:  ams@ams.org
Statistics American Statistical Association

1429 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3402
(703) 684-1221
Free copies:
  • Careers in Statistics
  • Women and Statistics
  • Minorities in Statistics
Mathematics Association for Women in Mathematics
4114 Computer & Space Sciences Building
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-2461
(301) 405-7892


e-mail: awm@math.umd.edu
web site
Mathematics Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Mathematics section
Actuarial Mathematics Casualty Actuarial Society
1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 276-3100
Slide show about actuaries
Institute for Operations Research and
the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

901 Elkridge Landing Road, Suite 400
Linthicum, MD 21090-2909
(800) 4IN-FORMS
e-mail: informs@jhuvms.hcf.jhu.edu
Mathematics Mathematical Association of America
1529 Eighteenth Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 387-5200
e-mail: maahq@maa.org

Free single copies are available for:

  • Careers in the Mathematical Sciences
  • Mathematical Scientists at Work
  • More Careers in the Mathematical Sciences
Education National Council of Teachers
of Mathematics

1906 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091-1593
(703) 620-9840
Free copies are available for:
  • Shape the Future: A Career as a Mathematics Teacher
Society for Industrial and
Applied Mathematics

3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-2688
(215) 382-9800
e-mail: siam@siam.org

First copy free for:

  • Careers in Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences
Actuarial Mathematics Society of Actuaries

475 North Martingale Road, Suite 800
Schaumberg, Illinois 60173-2226
(708) 706-3500
Free copies are available for:
  • Actuaries Make a Difference

Students who wish to discuss career options in Mathematics further may contact Dr. Robert Blumenthal (Professor of Mathematics), Dr. Philip Tiu (Associate Professor of Mathematics), or Dr. John Nardo (Associate Professor of Mathematics).

Students who wish to discuss career planning in general may contact the Oglethorpe University Career Services Office.


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