Department of Mathematics
Mathematics is used in a wide range of jobs, and as such, is often highly sought after by employers. According to Graduate Careers Australia, employers have indicated that they are experiencing a shortage of adequately skilled candidates with a numerate background. 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, with Data Scientists in particular being in high demand, recording mid-career income levels well above an average graduate’s salary.