Employment Opportunities

There are many uncertainties in the national economy and in the funding of colleges and universities. However, our doctoral graduates have been successful in finding suitable professional positions. Our graduates (see recent graduates), have found positions in colleges, universities, businesses and industries, or they have taken postdoctoral positions.

Future prospects for employment in mathematics and applied mathematics are difficult to predict, but the clear trend is toward quantitative and computational approaches to solving problems in numerous areas. Mathematical scientists with a sound training in mathematical and computational skills and with an interest and background in an area of application usually find a demand for their services. Academic opportunities in Departments of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics still exist for those trained in applied and computational mathematics. Opportunities in business and industry are available, but require an intensive job search. Most applied mathematical scientists find an intellectually challenging job in a healthy environment with stimulating colleagues and reasonably good wages.