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Monday, May 4, 2015

Career opportunities after a maths degree

Possible career choices:

 Accountancy & Professional Services 
Got a passion for business?  A career in accountancy and professional service is a fantastic way of using the skills you've picked up during your degree. The industry is huge, offering variety and great career prospects.  

 The Actuarial Profession
Actuaries use mathematical and statistical modelling to predict future events that will have a financial impact on an organisation.  The actuarial profession offers a highly mathematical career, in a rapidly expanding field.  

 Banking - Investment Banking
Investment banks offer financial advice and services to large corporations, governments and high-net-worth individuals.  A career in investment banking can be highly lucrative and fast paced.  
 Banking - Retail Banking
Retail banking covers the activities of the main high street banks; that is, providing financial services and products to individuals and businesses.  There are a huge variety of jobs in retail banking, many of which are customer facing and allow you to utilise your maths degree.  
 Computing & ICT
ICT is now a huge industry, providing huge opportunities for maths graduates.   If you've got a nack for computers then a career in this industry could provide you with the perfect opportunity to apply your maths degree.  
 Engineering Sciences
Applying your mathematics skills to solve real-world, physical problems is incredibly rewarding.  Engineering offers such a career.  The breadth of the engineering industry, and therefore the career possibilities, is huge; every modern man-made object will involve some level of engineering.  
General Management
A natural leader?  If you have a flair for management and organising resources then you should consider a career in management.  There are a huge variety of roles on offer with countless organisations and businesses.   
 Operational Research
Operational research is the science of improving efficiency and making better decisions.  In an operational research career you will be able to use your advanced mathematical and statistical knowledge to improve the operations of organisations.  
 Postgraduate Study - MSc & Taught Courses
Whether you want to further you knowledge in a particular field, gain professional qualifications or to change your field of study; there is a qualification for you.   
 Postgraduate Study - Phd
Studying for a PhD in mathematics offers the incredible opportunity to make an original contribution to mathematics.  A PhD is also a prerequisite for a career in academia and research.  
 Statistical research
In a world surrounded by data statisticians are highly sought after to analyse and make sense of it, to provide usable information to businesses and governments.  
A career in teaching offers unparalleled job satisfaction.  With a huge shortage of maths teacher in the UK, the government is offering substantial rewards for maths graduates to enter the profession.   

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