The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that demand for mathematicians is projected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, with an average starting salary of $52,821. In addition to their role in basic research, mathematicians are valued in many industries to analyze the increasing volume of digital and electronic data.

Alumni careers

Data analyst at Bloomberg L.P., Seattle, Washington (Class of 2015)

Actuarial student at Transamerica Life Insurance, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Class of 2015)

Web developer at AppealingStudio, Frisco, Texas (Class of 2015)

Web developer at G.O Green Enterprises, Cedar City, Utah (Class of 2015)

Quantitative analyst at NuFit Media, Boston, Massachusetts (Class of 2015)

Server systems staff at Epic Systems, Madison, Wisconsin (Class of 2015)

Technical systems analyst at Epic Systems, Madison, Wisconsin (Class of 2015)

Analyst at PMM Partners Ltd., Yangon, Myanmar (Class of 2014)

Benefits operations manager at Aon Hewitt, Lincolnshire, Illinois (Class of 2014)

Risk analyst at Aegon Asset Management, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Class of 2014)

Algorithm engineer intern at Alibaba Group, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (Class of 2013)

Consumer loan underwriter at Wells Fargo, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (Class of 2013)

Quality assurance software developer at Pitney Bowes Software, Arvada, Colorado (Class of 2012)

Engineer at Piazza, San Francisco, California (Class of 2012)

Financial specialist at Venture Bank, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Class of 2012)

Senior analyst at Cogo Labs, Boston, Massachusetts (Class of 2012)

Engineer tech at Halliburton, Williston, North Dakota (Class of 2011)

Actuarial analyst at GE Capital - North American Life and Health, Kansas City, Kansas (Class of 2011)

Patent examiner at the United States Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, Virginia (Class of 2000)

Natural resource management extension agent with the Peace Corps, Mali (Class of 1999)

Mechanical engineer at CTS Wireless Components, Inc., Bloomingdale, Illinois (Class of 1999)

Statistician at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (Class of 1997)

Engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona (Class of 1997)

Graduate schools attended

Ph.D. in Economics, Vanderbilt University (Class of 2015)

Ph.D. in Statistics, North Carolina State University (Class of 2013)

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Kentucky (Class of 2013)

M.A. in Statistics, Bowling Green State University (Class of 2013)

Ph.D. in Political economy and government, Harvard University (Class of 2012)

M.S. in Applied Statistics, Ohio State University (Class of 2012)

M.S. in Computational Mathematics, Stanford University (Class of 2012)

M.D., University of Minnesota (Class of 2012)

Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder (Class of 2012)

Ph.D. in Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan (Class of 2012)

M.S. in Organic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Class of 2012)

M.S. in Actuarial Science, University of Iowa (Class of 2011)