Mathematics Career Development

Careers in Math

  • We Use Math -"Everyone has asked themselves: When will I use math? Believe it or not, hundreds of careers use skills learned in high school math on a daily basis. The truth is virtually every career you could choose will build on the basic skills learned in High School Math. Below we’ve highlighted some of these careers. Want to go further in math? Check out our page on math majors."

Mentoring Packet

  • Mentoring Guide  - This document is intended to support mathematics majors in developing a plan for academic and professional success. It should be completed by each mathematics major, in collaboration with a faculty mentor. The mentoring packet includes guidelines for mentors, a self-assessment form, an action plan form, a list of resources for math majors, and sample alumni employers and current positions.


  • American Mathematical Society - "Advancing research.  Connecting the mathematics community."AMS
  • Mathematical Association of America - "The Mathematical Association of America is the world's largest community of mathematicians, MAAstudents, and enthusiasts. We further the understanding of our world through mathematics because mathematics drives society and shapes our lives. The mission of the MAA is to advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on our world." 
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - "NCTM provides guidance and resources for the implementation of research-informed NCTMand high-quality teaching that supports the learning of each and every student in equitable environments.  NCTM advances a culture of equity where each and every person has access to high-quality teaching empowered by the opportunities mathematics affords.  NCTM provides community and resources to engage and listen to members in order to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics.  NCTM engages in advocacy to focus, raise awareness, and influence decision makers and the public on issues concerning high-quality mathematics teaching and learning."
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics's Occupational Outlook Handbook lists math occupations, displaying job summaries, the level of education needed, and median salaries.
MTSU Department of Mathematical Sciences
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132
Phone: (615) 898-5566
Fax: (615) 898-5422

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