As the basis of all scientific understanding, mathematics is the ultimate common language. Studying mathematics is about training you to think logically, solve problems and apply analytical approaches to complex situations. These skills are highly valued in the workplace and will allow you to kick-start a career in any field where problem-solving and analytical thinking is required, including management, finance, engineering, computing and the sciences.
Choose your own career path
In today's labour market, people seldom stay in the same career for their whole working life; rather, most people work in a number of different careers. Mathematics graduates have a distinct advantage in this work enviromnent, as the analytical and logical skills developed by studying mathematics are not limited to one industry or field. Your mathematics qualifications tell employers that you are highly flexible and have the thinking skills to tackle just about any situation.
Make a difference
Mathematics graduates can have a real impact on the world around them. Work alongside researchers in the health sciences, where the emerging field of biostatistics needs statisticians and mathematicians to design and analyse clinical trials for life-saving drugs. Or work to combat climate change by developing models to understand and predict complex environmental systems.
Internationalise your degree
Your Mathematics degree can open up international job opportunities. A mathematics qualification is completely portable, and the skills in analysis and problem-solving that form the basis of the program are in demand worldwide. Mathematicians really do go everywhere and do everything!
- The Careers Service has put together information about Careers and Employers for Mathematics Graduates for students undertaking the Mathematics co-major in the Bachelor of Science, however the positions and employers are also relevant to Bachelor of Mathematics and combined degree students.
- The Australian Mathematical Society page on jobs
- The International Centre of Excellence for Education in Mathematics (ICEEM) careers pages