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Careers in Mathematics

What careers are open to you if you study MATHEMATICS?
 
These are some of the examples of where mathematics can enhance your career:
 
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SECTOR
STUDY FIELD
CAREER
POSSIBLE EMPLOYER
Finance and Commerce
BCom (Accounting or Economics)
 BSc (Actuarial Science or Management Studies)
·         Accountant
·         Actuary
·         Cryptographer
·         Economist
·         Financial Analyst
·         Inventory Strategist
·         Product designer
·         Statistician
 
·         Banks
·         Finance companies
·         Financial Institutions
·         Business
Teaching and research
BSc Ed or BEd
·         Education Specialist
·         Mathematics Teacher
·         Mathematics Lecturer / Professor
·         Universities
·         Schools
·         Education Departments
·         Research and development (R &D) of large companies
·         Science & research companies
·         Parastatals
Engineering and Construction Industry
BEng
·         Engineering: Aeronautical; Agricultural; Biomedical; Chemical; Civil; Computer; Electrical; Electromechanical; Industrial; Mechanical; Metallurgical; Mining; Nanotechnology and Robotics
·         Geomatics Engineer, also known as “survey engineer”
·         Operations Manager
·         Construction companies
·         Consulting engineers
·         Mine houses
·         Government
IT – Information Technology
BSc (IT)
·         Computer Scientist
·         Operation Research Scientist
·         Software Developer
·         Software Engineer
·         Multi Media Specialist
·         Business Intelligence Specialist
·         IT companies
·         Financial companies
·         Own consultancy business
Earth and Environment
BSc
·         Climate Analyst
·         Cosmology
·         Environmental Scientist / Environmental Mathematician
·         Ecologist
·         Meteorologist
·         Populations Ecologist
·         Environmental companies
·         Weather bureau
·         Own consultancy business
·         Science & research companies
·         Parastatals
Medical and Health Science
·         MBCHb
·         BChD
·         BVSc
·         BSc Audiology
·         BSc Occupational Therapy
·         BSc Physiotherapy
·         Bsc Radiology
·         Bsc Dietetics
 
·         Bioethicist
·         Biomedical Consultant
·         Dentist
·         Forensic Scientist
·         Physician
·         Pharmacist
·         Therapists: Physio, Occupational
·         Veterinarian
·          
·         Hospitals
·         Medical Clinics
·         Government
·         Own Practice
 
 

The minimum entry level requirement is 60% for Grade 12 Mathematics for most programmes. Physical Science is also a requirement for some of the programmes.

The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) has the following publications available free of charge:

  • Careers in Mathematics Booklet
  • Careers in Mathematics DVD
  • Careers in Mathematics Posters

 

 
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