Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Careers

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Don’t limit yourself to one career field! Wright State University’s undergraduate and graduate programs in mathematics and statistics give you many options. You can prepare for further graduate work. If you want to enter the workforce immediately upon graduating you will have the tools that provide you with almost limitless employment options.

The careers we prepare you for are growing. And we'll help you get there. You can talk to a dedicated career advisor in Career Services. They can also help place you in internships, and almost all of our students placed in internships are hired by the company as full-time employees—sometimes before graduating.

Why Mathematics?

Median salary of a mathematician is $105,030

#6 best in business Jobs

—usnews.com

"A Math degree is maybe the most flexible out of all of the STEM degrees"

—usnews.com

Why Statistics?

Median salary of a Statistician is $91,160

#2 best in business jobs

—usnews.com

"Employment of statisticians is projected to grow 35% from 2019 to 2029"

—bls.gov

Success Stories

Helping improve the tracking of and communication with small satellites to aid in space exploration is part of mathematics major Catherine Embury’s job description.
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At Wright State, you can find your people, find your mentor, and find your future. Kaitlyn Herbst ’19 found her people when she switched majors and began studying statistics.

Our graduates are hired by companies with local and national presence: Air Force Research Laboratory, Ameritas, Applied Optimization, Ball Aerospace, Canary Consulting, CareSource, Infoscitex, Nationwide Insurance, State Auto Insurance, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Career Paths in Mathematics/Statistics

  • Academics
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial science
  • Agricultural economics
  • Astronomy
  • Budget analysis
  • Business management
  • Cartography
  • Computer simulation
  • Cryptology
  • Data analysis
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Health science
  • Information systems
  • Inventory strategy
  • Marketing
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Measurements research
  • Media buying
  • Operations research
  • Rate analysis
  • Risk analysis
  • Software development
  • Statistics
  • Systems analysis
  • Teaching
  • Value engineering

What They're Saying About Careers in Mathematics/Statistics

Job Market Growth

“Digitally stored data is growing, and companies will need mathematicians to analyze that data to improve processes, design and create products.“

U.S. News & World Report

Job Security

“Employment of statisticians is projected to grow 35 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected to result from more widespread use of statistical analysis to inform business, healthcare, and policy decisions.”

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Great Income

“Actuarial science majors bring home an average annual salary of $108,658. And although that’s not the highest average pay out there, the job outlook is a good one, with an unemployment rate of only 2.3%.”

Forbes

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