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Careers in Mathematics & Statistics

You Do the Math

Unlock your hidden potential with a challenging career in a fast-growing field.

In today's data-driven world, mathematics and statistics skills are in high demand across industries like finance, data science, healthcare and research. Hone your analytical and logical thinking abilities to solve problems that shape the future. Launch your career where you can analyze, interpret and use data to make a difference.

Math & Stats Occupational Outlook

Data analyst

30% Job Growth

Projected mathematician and statistician job growth from 2022 to 2032, U.S. Bureau of of Labor Statistics


Mathematicians and statisticians national median salary, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022


Analytics and problem-solving are in LinkedIn's top 10 in-demand skills of 2024

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Math & Stats Career Options

The career opportunities keep adding up.

Discover diverse careers in math and stats. From actuary to underwriter, our program prepares you for success in a range of dynamic fields.

  • Actuary
  • Biostatistician
  • Cryptographer
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Math Teacher
  • Mathematician
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Statistician
  • Stats Teacher
  • Underwriter

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High school math teacher

Want to Teach Math?

Those who wish to earn licensure to teach elementary or high school should consult with advisers in Mathematics and Statistics and education early in their college years to make sure they meet all certification requirements.

Where Graduates Work

Graduates from the UW-Green Bay Mathematics and Statistics program report teaching math in area school districts. They also use their mathematics and statistic skills working in healthcare, insurance and financial industries. Source: UW-Green Bay First Destinations Survey

Schools & School Districts

  • Ashwaubenon School District
  • Berlin Area School District
  • Fergus Falls School District
  • Gillett School District
  • Green Bay Area Public School District
  • Holy Cross Catholic School, Green Bay
  • Howard-Suamico School District
  • Kenosha School District
  • Kiel Area School District
  • Neenah Joint School District
  • New Holstein School District
  • Oconto Falls School District
  • Oshkosh Area School District
  • Portage High School
  • Pulaski Community School District
  • Racine Unified School District
  • School District of Bonduel
  • School District of Brown Deer
  • School District of Lomira
  • School District of West De Pere
  • Shawano School District
  • Two Rivers Public Schools

Other Math & Stats Employers

  • Schneider National
  • Humana
  • 55 Foundry
  • Access, Inc.
  • Acuity
  • American Income Life Insurance Company
  • American Tent
  • Americollect, Inc.
  • Associated Bank
  • ATI Forged Products
  • Bemis Company
  • Brunswick Corporation
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
  • Imperial Supplies
  • Integrated Merchandising Systems
  • Northern States Agency
  • Pioneer Metal Finishing
  • Riverwest Food Pantry
  • SECURA Insurance
  • The Advantage Group
  • The Resource Group
  • Thrivent Financial

Learning Outcomes

By the time they successfully complete this program, Mathematics majors will be able to...

  1. Understand the important mathematical/statistical concepts, theorems, formulas, computational techniques and axiomatic systems in the required courses.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to follow, construct, and write mathematical proofs.
  3. Apply knowledge derived from the major content areas of Calculus, Analysis, and Linear Algebra.
  4. Pose mathematical/statistical problems and select and apply appropriate mathematical/statistical theories, models and tools to solve and/or analyze the problems.
  5. Demonstrate their understanding of how mathematics/statistics is used in the solution of real-world problems.
  6. Use technological aids appropriately in the study of mathematics/statistics and properly interpret and assess the computed results.

Math & Stats Skills

You will have gained the following skills and abilities from the math and stats curriculum:

  • Ability to organize
  • Attention to detail
  • Analyzing
  • Computer literacy
  • Calculating & computing numerical data
  • Critical thinking & problem-solving
  • Interpreting technical data
  • Logical reasoning

Professional Associations in Math & Stats

For more information about mathematicians, statisticians and teaching these subjects, refer to the following relevant professional associations. They provide information, networking opportunities and details about continued education.

American Mathematical Society

AMS aims to advance research and scholarship in mathematics and promote connection among the mathematical community.

Mathematical Association of America

MAA is the world's largest organization devoted to the interests of collegiate mathematics.

Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics

SIAM is dedicated to enriching our profession through publications, conferences, activity groups and programs.

Simons Laufer Mathematical Science Institute

SLMath exists to further mathematical research through broadly based programs in the mathematical sciences and closely related activities

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NCTM's mission is to advocate for high-quality mathematics teaching and learning for each and every student.

American Statistical Association

AMStat's mission is to promote the practice and profession of statistics.

Brittani Weyenberg, UWGB Math major

Meet a Phoenix

"In the fall of my second year at UW-Green Bay, I met a representative from Humana at the career fair. He guided me to apply to their actuarial internship program even though I was not at one of Humana’s target schools for actuaries. I ended up getting into their actuarial internship program and interned there in the summer between my second and third year at UW-Green Bay. At the end of the summer, they gave me an offer to return to a full-time position after graduation. This internship was key to my post-graduation success."

Brittani Weyenberg '16
Mathematics Major, Statistics Emphasis | Associate Director of an actuarial team at Humana

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