362+485, 64/8, 7*12. Who needs a calculator when you’re a natural math whiz? Are you an ace with math and able to easily teach it to others? Can you read the story behind the numbers and apply them to practical real-life situations? If this describes you, then you may have just solved the problem of what your college major will be.
UTSA’s Mathematics Program
At UTSA you can earn a Mathematics degree with a concentration in either Mathematics or General Mathematical Studies. The Mathematics concentration will teach you how to provide technical support and conduct research for high-technology industries, government and private companies. The General Mathematical Studies concentration will help you obtain a state certification to teach mathematics in either middle and high school. Both concentrations will teach you how to apply theories and techniques to solve practical problems and can serve as a stepping stone to graduate school and becoming a professional mathematician. Concentrations are declared after you’ve been admitted and have met with your academic advisor.
Careers in Mathematics
Top job titles for Mathematics graduates include:
• Data Scientist
• Data Mining Analyst
• Operations Analyst
• Financial Quantitative Analyst
Mathematics and its related career pathways are currently in higher demand than average in San Antonio in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA and Washington D.C. More than 144,000 Mathematics-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.
UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.
Industries for Mathematics Graduates
Mathematics is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of Mathematics-related positions over 2018-19 included:
• Depository Credit Intermediation
• Employment Services
• Consulting Services
• Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
• Higher Education
Salaries for Mathematics Graduates
The salary range for open mathematics-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:
Source: Burning Glass
Skills and Interests for Mathematics Majors
While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Mathematics graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Mathematics may be a good fit for you if:
• You enjoy working with others
• You enjoy learning
• You like solving puzzles and problems
• You are detail oriented
• You are good at recognizing patterns