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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) .

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title
Hilton Hotel East Brunswick Accounting Staff

Congressional Office of Donald Norcross Congressional Intern

Aon Hewitt Delivery Specialist Intern

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

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Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Mathematics & Statistics
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

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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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