Mathematics, and applied mathematics in particular, is one of the most highly rated career tracks today. Graduates of the UW Master of Science in Applied Mathematics can apply their degree to a wide variety of rewarding professions.
In a 2015 report, the careers website Payscale.com ranked graduate degrees in applied mathematics as the eighth best among all degrees surveyed. The report, which included data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, gave the degree high marks in median salary ($121,900), projected job growth (16.8 percent by 2022) and job satisfaction (67 percent).
Various rankings of general career options consistently put mathematics at or near the top of the list. The 2015 edition of the Jobs Rated Almanac listed mathematician as the number-three ranked career, with an average salary of $102,182, low stress and a positive work environment.
Diverse Job Opportunities
Graduates of our program go on to find jobs in all kinds of industries, taking on diverse roles and responsibilities. Here are some of the fields that hire applied mathematicians.
- Actuarial science
- Computer science
- Data science
- Medical research
- Operations research