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Add it up: Math majors have strong job prospects

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mathematicians have consistently strong job prospects with projected growth well above average and high earning potential. Mathematicians are typically held in high regard because of their demonstrated proficiency with numbers and formulas, as well as with logical problem-solving skills.

Math graduates are employed by banks, investment companies and insurance companies – all places where quantitative skills are essential. Mathematics teachers continue to be in demand.

Graduate school

Graduate school programs in mathematics seek qualified students. Assistantships and fellowships are available, which waive tuition and pay the graduate student a stipend. Students with good quantitative and problem-solving skills are well-suited for graduate studies in business administration and law, as well as graduate programs in engineering and computer science.

Want to teach? We do that, too.

Monmouth has an Illinois state educator preparation and licensure board approved program for Teacher Licensure in Mathematics (9-12). Future math teachers major in math and also take classes in education.