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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Mathematics & Statistics



Mathematics involves the study of numerical calculations, problem solving, logic, quantitative patterns, and more. Students pursuing a math major take a variety of courses in the areas of algebra, geometry, calculus, mathematical reasoning, and differential equations. The mathematics program at Rutgers offers several specializations, including standard, teaching, computer-oriented, statistics-mathematics, and bio-mathematics programs. Statistics focuses on gathering and analyzing information and numerical data. Students studying statistics will complete coursework in areas such as probability, statistical analysis, regression methods, sampling, experimental design, and multivariate analysis. Students can pursue a statistics major or a joint statistics-mathematics major.

You will find there are a variety of choices for math and statistics majors. In both its applied and theoretical forms, mathematics is one of the oldest forms of scientific inquiry. It's crutial importance to logic, planning and the prevention of social chaoes essentially garuntees that mathematical study and statistical skills will always be in demand. This classical subject of thought, experimentation, and exploration is continuosly updated as technology advances and breaks through new barriers. As such, computer science, ecomonics, and engineering all hinge on the talents of mathematicians. math and statistics skills are valued in a wide range of occupations, including business, physics, accounting, drafting and design, finace, operations research, engineering and even healthcare. Any research field, in particular, needs the assistance of qualified statisticians. Regardless of your career plans, it is important to develop your marketability through internships, responsible work experience, good grades and participation in college activities.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Actuary External Auditor Operations Research Analyst
Appraiser Financial Aid Director Payroll Manager
Bank Examiner Financial Manager Production Manager
Benefits Administrator Financial Planner Psychometrist
Budget Analyst Foreign-Exchange Trader Purchasing Agent/Buyer
Claim Adjustor Information Scientist Quality Control Analyst
Commodities Trader Insurance Agent/Broker Securities Broker
Computer Programmer International Trade Specialist Statistician
Contract Administrator Inventory Control Specialist Systems Analyst
Controller Investment Analyst Teacher/Professor
Cost Estimator Investment Researcher Technical Writer
Credit/Loan Officer IRS Investigator Technician
Cryptologist Management Trainee Treasurer
Data Base Manager Market Research Analyst Trust Analyst
EDP Auditor Mathematical Technician Underwriter
Engineering Analyst Mathematician .
Estimator Numerical Analyst .

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Aerospace Industry Investment Firms Savings and loan associations
Banks Manufacturing Firms School Systems
Colleges/Universities Market research firms Stock Brokerage Houses
Computer Firms Mortgage Companies Test Development Corporations
Economic/Social Science Pollsters Pharmaceutical Companies Utility Companies
Engineering Firms Research & Development Labs .
Insurance Companies Research Firms .


Government Agencies
Bureau of Labor Statistics Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency National Security Agency
Capital Budgeting & Planning Justice Departments National Technical Info. Service
Defense Logistics Agency Library of Congress Transportaion Department
Defense Mapping Agency Local & State Planning Offices U.S. Customs Service
Drug Enforcement Administration National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) U.S. Navy
Economics Management Staff National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. Weights and Measures Office
Employment & Training Administration National Institute of Standards & Technology .
Health Care Financing Administration National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) .

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Mathematics & Statistics
Organization Job Title
American International Group Actuarial Analyst
Mercer Human Resource Consulting Actuarial Analyst
Watson Wyatt Actuarial Analyst
Continental Insurance Actuarial Trainee
PricewaterhouseCoopers Actuary
Computer Sciences Corporation Associate Consultant
AT&T Associate Member of Staff
Organon Inc. USA Associate Operational Planner
Deloitte & Touche Auditor
Hewitt Associates Calc. Engr. Code Analyst
Merrill Lynch Corporate Systems Program Trainee
Showboat Hotel Casino Data Analyst
Actuarial Sciences Financial Analyst
Kmart Junior Financial Analyst
Mutual of NY Actuarial Assistant
Amerada Hess Marketing Rep
Allentown High School Math Teacher
Bell Atlantic Programmer
Salomon Brothers Programmer/Appl. Developer
Federal Reserve Bank Research Assistant
Internal Revenue Service Revenue Officer
Salomon Smith Barney Sales Associate
Honey Dew Labs Inc. Software Developer
Systems Research & Applications Corp. Software Engineer
Physician Computer Network Software Support Rep.
KPMG Staff Technician
American Management Systems Systems Analyst
Lucent Technologies Systems Engineer
Chubb Group of Insurance Cos. Underwriter


Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Mathematics & Statistics
Organization Job Title
IMS America Account Manager
PricewaterhouseCoopers Actuarial Consultant
MetLife Actuary
Refco. LLC Application Developer
Buck Consultants Assistant Actuary
Headquarters Tactical Air Command (MS Systems Science) Assistant Executive Officer
MetLife Assistant VP & Actuary
Shearson Lehman Brothers (MBA) Associate
Eastman Kodak (MS Statistics) Business Research Mgr.
BCI Advisors, Inc. (MBA) Chief Financial Officer
IBM Client Solution Executive
National Institute of Standards & Technology (MS Computer Science) Computer Scientist
Fed. Aviation Agency (MA Industrial Relations) Computer Specialist
Actuarial Sciences Assoc. Consulting Actuary
Interferon Sciences (MS Statistics) Dir. of Statistics
Department of Helath & Human Services (MS) Economist
The Grow Network (MA Child Psychology, PhD Statistics) Educational Statistician
US FDA (MS Engineering. - Biom.) Electronics Engineer
Jersey Central Power & Light (MBA) Forecasting Mgr.
Bihler of America (MA Human Resources) HR Mgr.
EDS (MS Geography) Information Analyst
Verizon IT Product manager
Chain Reaction Marketing (MBA) Managing Partner
Prudential (MS Statistics) Market Research Mgr.
Woodbridge Board of Education Math Teacher
Intermetrics Project Manager
Bourns Regional Sales Manager
AT&T Sales/Systems Consultant
Hennepin Library Senior Mgmt. Info. Specialist
Merck & Co. (MA Statistics) Senior Statistician
Sytex, Inc. Sr. Operations Research Analyst
Aon Consulting Sr. VP
New Haven Legal Assistance Assoc. (JD) Staff Attorney
AT&T (PhD Math) Staff Manager
IBM Staff Programmer
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (MS) Statistician
IBM (MS Industrial Engineering) Systems Analyst
E.I. Dupont (MBA) Systems Specialist
NYC Board of Educ. (Ed.M. Math/Education) Teacher/Dept. Chair
Benegard Vice President of Underwriting

Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
Boston University PhD Clinical Psychology
Columbia University DPT Physical Therapy
Duke University PhD Bioinformatics & Genome Sciences
London Business School MBA Finance
Rutgers University M.Ed. Education
Rutgers University MS Statistics
Rutgers University PhD Biomedical Engineering
University of Delaware MS Mathematics
University of North Carolina MBA Business Administration
Yale University PhD Applied Mathematics

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