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What is Mathematics? Related Career Titles
Related Major Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Resources UNCW Dept. of Mathematics

What is Mathematics?

Mathematics is the study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols. It is a body of related courses concerned with knowledge of measurement, properties, and relations quantities, which can include theoretical or applied studies of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, and calculus.

Mathematicians have an opportunity to make a lasting contribution to society by helping to solve problems in such diverse fields as medicine, management, economics, government, physics, and psychology.

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Related Career Titles

Accountant Contract Administrator Information Scientist
Actuary Cost Estimator/Analyst Inventory Control Spec.
Aerospace Engineer Cryptographer/Cryptologist Investment Banker
Air Traffic Controller Data Control Administrator ISO 2000 Specialist
Applications Programmer Data Processing Manager Market Research Analyst
Applied Science Technologist Database Manager Mathematician
Artificial Intelligence Demographer Media Buyer
Astronomer Econometrician Meteorologist
Banking/Credit/Invest. Mgr Economist Mortgage Researcher
Biometrician/ Biostatistician EDP Auditor Network Programmer
Commodity Manager Employee Relations Numerical Analyst
Compensation/Benefits Adm Engineer Operations Research Analyst
Computer Consultant Engineering Lab Technician Physicist
Computer Engineer Environmental Technologist Pollution Meteorologist
Computer Facilities Mgr Estate Planner Production Manager
Computer Installation External Auditor Production Support
Computer Marketing Rep Financial Auditor Psychometrician
Computer Programmer Financial Consultant Public Health Statistician
Computer Scientist Financial Manager Purchasing/Contract Agent
Computer-Aided Design Tech. Hydro Geologist Quality Assurance Analyst
Loan/Credit Officer Hydrologist Rate Analyst
Cartographer Software Engineer Teacher
Research Analyst Software Support Specialist Technical Support Rep.
Risk & Insurance Specialist Statistician Technical Writer
Risk Analyst Systems Analyst Transportation Planner
Robotics Programmer Systems Engineer Treasury Management Spec.
Satellite Communications Systems Programmer Underwriter
Software Developer Urban Planner Value Engineer
Industrial/Institutional Buyer Mathematics Editor Weight Analyst

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Related Major Skills

Problem solving Organizational skills Numerical computation
Ability to analyze & interpret data Critical thinking Computer literacy
Logical thinking Team skills Efficient
Systemizing skills Advanced quantitative skills Testing skills

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Job & Internship Search Links

SeaWork (be sure to check out these links also in SeaWork: CareerShift, Internships.com, USAjobs.gov, and GoinGlobal)

Job Search Resources

American Mathematical Society undergraduate resources

Math Jobs

Jobs for Mathematics

Jobs in Computational Fluid Dynamics

NC State Government Research & Statistics

MonsterTRAK

Internships and Co-ops

National Security Agency Careers

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

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Career Planning Links

Candid Career Videos

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET OnLine

NC Tower

Mathematical Assocation of America

Cool Math: careers in math

Careers in Math

Association for Women in Mathematics

Math Archives

Women in Nasa

Mathematics of Cartography

PLUS Magazine (math journal) - great descriptions of job options

Careers in Science & Engineering- A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond

Career Fields

Internships at NASA

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center - Career planning resources in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing and healthcare.

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Professional Association Links

American Mathematical Society

Association of Women in Math

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


American Statistical Association

Mathematical Association of America

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

IEEE Computer Society

Intelligent Information Systems

Microsoft

SAS

US Census Bureau

Computing Research Association

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Miscellaneous Resources

Mathematics on the Web

"Notices of the American Mathematical Society: What Do Mathematicians Do?"

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