Career Opportunities

A degree in mathematics can provide graduates with a wealth of options in the job market. Mathematics plays a central role in science, technology, finance, aviation, communications and numerous other industries. The need for trained mathematicians at all levels is on the rise as the use of computers and automation has spread to almost all sectors of the economy. Studying mathematics will provide students with many skills desired by employers, including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Complex problem solving
  • Active learning
  • Analytical thinking
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Ability to manipulate precise and intricate ideas
  • Construct logical arguments
  • Communication
  • Extract important information
  • Time management
Some job possibilities available to mathematics graduates include:
  • Accountant
  • Actuarial Scientist
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Economist
  • Energy Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Purchasing Agent
  • School Teacher
  • Statistician

The following are some helpful links with more career information for mathematicians:

Career Resources

For a collection of biographies and profiles of famous mathematicians you can visit the following websites:

For applications of mathematics in science, nature, technology, and human culture that impact our everyday life, from improving facial reconstruction surgery to identifying tampered digital photos to solving crimes, please visit the following websites:

Lockheed Martin Career Development Center

UTA students have an invaluable on-campus resource to assist them in all aspects of their job search – the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center. The Center is a centralized hub for career development insights, knowledge, services, employer partnerships and engagement opportunities all focused on providing premier career development experiences both on and off campus. You can reach the Center by email (, phone (817-272-2932), or by visiting the office on the east side of the University Center (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).