



Interested in a Professional degree?
So you want to pursue a career as a doctor, lawyer, or businessperson. Computational Mathematics is a great major for those wishing to pursue these careers. The evidence is in the results from these entrance exams.
A study by the National Institute of Education of scores on these entrance exams shows that students majoring in mathematics receive scores substantially higher than the average on each of the tests studied.
The table on the left shows some of the data from THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. The entries display the percentage by which the average score of exam takers with the listed majors differs from the average score of all test takers. 












What kind of starting salary should you expect?
If you are looking to jump straight into a job after graduation, the table on the left compares average starting salaries for students by undergraduate major.
Taken from the National Association of Colleges and Employers 2005 salary survey, the statistics in the table show the percentages by which the average salaries for the listed majors compare to that of an English major.
















Will you like the job you get?
Completing a degree in mathematics can land you a job which has high job satisfaction. JobsRated.com ranks 200 jobs according to environment, income, outlook, physical demands, and stress. In 2009, "Mathematician" held the number one spot on the list.
"Actuary" and "Statistician" were numbers two and three on the list. These are careers for which a degree in mathematics is extremely valuable. The table on the left gives the ranking of several other jobs from the study.





