Mathematic skills are highly sought after across all industries. The Times’ Good University Guide 2012 published that approximately one third of Mathematics graduate students go straight into graduate-level jobs, and over 40% go on to further study.
A Mathematics degree provides students with vast analytical and logical skills, making them strong problem-solvers. However, it can be easy to focus on the core skills such as numerical skills, and forget the other skills which can help in your career. These include anything from organisational and time-management skills to self-management and communication, the list is endless:
This is perhaps one of the more obvious choices, however, it has a large scope to impact on many different tasks -such as providing accountancy, tax, salaries, financial planning, audit/assurance and budgeting services within one firm or organisation.
Teaching has become a popular career choice in a number of subjects, but there is a definite shortage of maths teachers in England. Extra incentives have been put in place to encourage talented graduates to apply for a career in their chosen subject, which includes a £9,000 tax-free training bursary. A Postgraduate Certificate of Education needs to be gained to proceed.
IT and computing
Computing careers seek mathematical graduates as they often require numeral and analytical employees. As long as you are computer-literate then a mathematics degree can be applied to a possible career in IT or computer sciences.
Mathematical graduates can beat the competition when applying for graduate trainee schemes into a management scheme at some of the High Street’s most popular stores, which can be a profitable career in the long-term.
Other possible career opportunities include:
- Transport planner
- Systems developer
Are you set to graduate with a Mathematics degree? Have you decided on what graduate position you would like to take up?