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Boosting Alumni Earnings
Did you know Florida Tech graduates have a greater chance for better pay in the workplace?
Brookings ranks Florida Tech among the top 100 universities in the nation and #1 in Florida for boosting alumni earnings.
This fact will make your pay day!
The current College Salary Report ranks Florida Tech graduates' mid-career median salaries in first place among Florida universities. Other national universities with salaries for graduates similar to Florida Tech's include Columbia, Yale, Brown and Johns Hopkins.
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A Mathematical Science Degree Offers Multiple Careers in Math Degree
Interested in being a sports statistician or financial analyst? How about risk analytics? Each of these, and more, will lead to exciting careers in math.
Knowledge of mathematics is essential to the fields of natural science, engineering, medicine and the social sciences, making mathematical sciences a smart and practical degree that provides a wealth of career opportunity.
What can you do with a math degree? Study the intricacies of discrete mathematics, design neural networks, or develop a better web search algorithm for example. Careers with a math degree aren't at all limited. In fact, 95 percent of the Mathematical Science degree majors at Florida Tech have a dual major in disciplines such as engineering, physics, chemistry or the biological sciences.
Mathematicians always have and always will be in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook provides extensive information about hundreds of jobs, including available careers with a math degree. The BLS states careers with a math degree are projected to increase by 16 percent between 2010 and 2020.
A Florida Tech Bachelor's of Science in Mathematical Sciences prepares graduates for careers with a math degree such as:
- Computer Programmer
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Database Administrator
- Financial Analyst
- Market Research Analyst
- Postsecondary Teacher
- Survey Researcher
Entry-Level Salary Expectations
Entry-level salaries for careers with a math degree are reported by PayScale.com to be:
Mathematics: $50,800 – $102,000
Statistics: $49,300 – $99,500
Economics: $48,500 – 94,900
Actuarial Mathematics: $56,100 – $112,000
Computer Information Systems: $49,000 – 84,800
PayScale.com is an online salary information company that helps people obtain accurate real-time information on job market compensation.
Potential Employers for Florida Tech Graduates
These are just some of the jobs available. Employers that hire Florida Tech graduates qualified for careers with a math degree include:
- U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
- U.S. Department of Education
- National Defense Agencies
- Pharmaceutical Companies
- Public Health Providers and Agencies
- Consumer Advocates
Graduate & Doctoral Programs
90 percent of Florida Tech math majors pursue graduate degrees at prestigious universities such as:
- Harvard University
- Columbia University
- California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)
- University of California, Berkeley (Cal)
- Northwestern University
- Duke University
- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
- University of Florida