MATHEMATICS

Outcomes

Graduates of the mathematics program at Dordt College gain problem solving and critical thinking skills that are valuable in many fields. This makes a degree in mathematics a flexible preparation to pursue a wide range of vocations. Our graduates have had success being accepted into graduate schools and finding jobs that suit their training and interests in a variety of careers in education, business, industry, and governmental agencies.

Top Jobs

In 2012, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicted 23 percent growth for mathematicians by 2022. What kinds of jobs do mathematicians have? Opportunities in both teaching and non-teaching fields are readily available. Companies that engage in research or high-tech operations are looking for people with strong mathematical backgrounds because of their problem-solving and analytical skills. 

Mathematics and mathematics-related jobs are consistently ranked as desirable, with high job satisfaction. The job search portal CareerCast.com ranked mathematician as the No. 1 job for 2014 based on five criteria including stress, working environment, physical demands, income, and hiring outlook. The job of statistician ranked No. 3 while actuary ranked No. 4. 

Graduates in mathematics are qualified to pursue many career paths including: