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Math Careers

What careers are a good fit for a math major?  The answer is nearly any career.  The math major trains students to be problem solvers, critical thinkers and independent learners.  Equipped with these skills, math majors have pursued a wide variety of careers.  Click here to expand and see a list of job titles reported by our alumni.

UTK Math Alumni Job Titles

Below are some of the positions reported by UTK math major alumni.

Analyst Positions
Business Analyst
Business Process Analyst
Data Analyst
Data Scientist
Financial Analyst
Principal Data Solutions Analyst
Research Analyst
Senior Data Scientist
Senior Programmer Analyst
Systems Analyst

Computer/Engineering Positions 
Civil Engineer
Software developer
Testing Programs Engineer

Education Positions
Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction 
Associate Director of Educational Assessment
Curriculum Specialist 
Director of Financial Aid
Mathematics Supervisor for Knox County Schools
Postdoctoral researcher 
School Counselor
Student Athletics and Activities Specialist

Leadership Positions
Chief of Staff
Company Owner
Company President
Director of Operations Research
Global Head of GMP Quality Audits
Manager of Data Science
Project Manager
Sales Manager
Senior Manager of Data Science
Senior Project Manager
Special Materials Operations Director
System Manager
Technical Director

Other Positions
Cruise consultant
County Trustee (treasurer)
Head women’s basketball coach
Real Estate Investor
Roman Catholic Priest
Private client advisor
Self Employed
Senior Attorney

Want to explore career options?  Here’s some ways to get started:

  • Peruse careers that use mathematics at the website
  • Meet with a career coach at UT’s Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration or explore your interests and values by taking one of their assessments. More info here.
  • Seek out an internship or undergraduate research opportunity.