You will acquire the skills, knowledge, flexibility, and the ability to learn—all necessary to thrive in a changing world.
Lots of career options will be open to you. Mathematics is used directly in fields such as the physical and natural sciences, operations research, management science, statistical consulting, actuarial work, software engineering, and teaching. A degree in mathematics also provides good background for entry into jobs in business or admission to medical or dental school, MBA programs, law school, engineering school, and public health programs.
You will be viewed as being among the premier problem solvers.
Employers understand that mathematics majors can handle intellectually-challenging problems and that this ability transfers to the work environment.
You will be preparted for any career where quantitative reasoning and clear, creative, and logical thinking are valued.
You will more easily grasp statistical ideas, be more at home with computer software, and be better equipped to communicate with technically-trained people.
Even if you move from your degree in mathematics to a career in business, the social sciences, humanities, or education, your mathematics background will give you the edge over your non-mathematical associates.
Employers who may not be looking specifically for a mathematically-trained person generally recognize completing a major in mathematics as a significant achievement.