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Why study math at UT?

A study released in 2014 on Careercast.com ranks ‘mathematician’ as the top job in the USA. The second best job is university professor. The third and fourth are statistician and actuary, both highly mathematical jobs for which a math major can be the very best preparation. A recent salary study from Georgetown University shows that Mathematics is one of the most lucrative college majors, with better earnings than Physics and most Engineering fields, and at the same level as Computer Science majors.

Mathematicians are not just math professors; many work in industry and government, solving difficult, cutting-edge mathematical problems, and interacting with scientists and engineers. The math major can also be excellent preparation for other careers, from law to medicine to economics to computer science to physics to secondary education.

last updated: December 2015

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