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Careers for Applied Mathematics Majors 

What can you do with a degree in Applied Mathematics?

Our students learn to apply math to problems that society is facing today. Our program prepares students for dynamic careers in a variety of fields. 

Example Job Titles

Example Employers

  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Computational Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Financial Advisor
  • Mathematician 
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Research Assistant
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Aflac
  • Airbnb
  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • Google
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations
  • University of Washington
  • Wizards of the Coast

Examples include first jobs after graduation from students graduating in the field of applied and computational mathematics.  Some positions may require additional certifications.


Career & Job Resources

The University of Washington offers diverse resources to help students build the skills to launch their careers: 

  • C21: Center for 21st Century Liberal Learning — Offers immersive learning experiences, partnerships both on campus and in the community, and a network of mentors to help guide students in the College of Arts & Sciences on the pathway toward selecting a major and preparing for a career after college.
  • Career & Internship Center — Educates and supports students as they explore and choose academic majors and career options, obtain and reflect upon career-related experiences, and develop professional presence and essential skills for workplace success.
  • Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center — Coordinates and connects students to community-based experiences in and around Seattle.
  • The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) provides a helpful resource on careers for applied mathematicians. They explore the types of problems applied mathematicians may work on, and introduce you to growing fields in industry.