Department of Mathematics
Mathematics is the language of our technological society. It is is used in a wide range of jobs, and as such, is highly sought after by employers. Employers have indicated that they are experiencing a shortage of adequately skilled candidates with the problem solving and logical thinking skills that a mathematics degree provides. In 2015, CareerCast released a report of the top 10 jobs for the year evaluating several variables including income, outlook, environmental factors, stress, and physical demands for 200 professions across a wide variety of industries, salary ranges, and skill levels. Mathematicians shared top spot on the list, recording mid-career income levels well above an average graduate’s salary.