School of Mathematics and Statistics

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Further information on careers in mathematics and statistics:

Maths graduates

We welcome our alumni to tell us what you're doing now, so we can let past, present and future students know.

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Faculty Development Officer

Laura Burton
Development and Alumni Relations
Phone: (+61) 8 6488 4772

Although our graduates have always been in demand, many people don’t know what career opportunities exist for mathematicians and statisticians.  

Business and industry sectors

Growing demand for investment advice and risk management has led to a need for greater quantitative skills in the financial sector. These skills are critical to establishing a sustainable competitive edge for global organisations.

Many mathematicians are being employed in the financial sector, but you may not be familiar with the job titles.

One example is a financial analyst. These people analyse financial and statistical data to make long-term and often risky financial decisions.

Other business and industry sectors that employ mathematicians include:

  • Research
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Medicine
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical sector
  • Retail
  • Meteorology
  • Finance
  • Government

Prospective employers

  • Government departments
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Major corporations (particularly for consultants)
  • Computer manufacturers
  • Computer service industries
  • Mining companies
  • High technology companies
  • Universities
  • Small business
  • Banks and financial companies
  • Energy companies and utilities
  • Medical research
  • Transport companies, railways, airlines, shipping
  • Vehicle manufacturers
Career profiles and resources will provide you with additional information and tools.

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Wednesday, 22 April, 2015 11:13 AM