Mathematics – you can love it or hate it; there’s no in-between feeling.
Mathematicians seek and use patterns to formulate new conjectures; they resolve the truth or falsity of such by mathematical proof. If you have recently completed your BA in Mathematics, here are the best career options that you can pursue.
A slightly unique or offbeat career option for students of BA Mathematics (Hons.) is to become a Statistician. But being unique does not mean that the work is not good or that the pay is not that high.
So, what are the responsibilities and work profile of a Statistician, you may ask? Worry not, we have the answer. A statistician is responsible for the collation, evaluation, interpretation and presentation of quantitative data.
As you can see, the work is very interesting, especially if you are interested in data presentation. But a word of warning if you are not particularly a ‘data’ guy (or girl), please don’t get into this profession as you would be miserable most of the time. Don’t say that we didn’t warn you!
And of course, how can we not talk about salaries. Starting salaries are roughly in the range of 4,00,000 rupees per annum. Mostly employment would be found in cities, so if you are from a rural or semi-urban area, be ready to relocate.
Growth prospects (both monetary and otherwise) are great at the moment (we wouldn’t be recommending this to you otherwise, would we?). So, to stress the original point of this article, becoming a Statistician is a great option for BA Mathematics graduates.
As a BA Mathematics graduate, you will (we hope) be well-versed in math and all the different intricacies around this subject. So how about you do something that actually uses all that information stored inside your brain. Nice idea? Yeah, we thought so.
Becoming a Business Analyst is just about the perfect way to do that. In simple words, a business analyst is responsible to develop the solutions that can solve business problems technically and he/she is also responsible to analyze the requirements and documentation for advancing sales efforts.
If there is any other job that is more suitable for a fresh mathematics graduate? If it exists, we don’t know about it. Which is highly unlikely, because if you haven’t noticed, we are a website about careers.
In the beginning of your career, you can expect to earn about anywhere between 8,00,000-10,00,000 rupees per annum. And as you get more experience behind your name, this number is only going to become bigger and bigger. Freelancing can also be done in this line of work, which can further increase your income if you do it on the side.
Some of the top companies that hire Business Analyst are Microsoft, Facebook, Wipro – basically all the big companies. What are you waiting for? Start approaching the HR people of these companies on LinkedIn, and who knows, you may just strike gold.
Another option that you may not have thought of, being a BA Mathematics graduate, is becoming a Mathematician. Okay, sarcasm aside, becoming a Mathematician is actually a really good idea. There is a reason that people automatically assume that if you graduated in mathematics, you are going to become an Mathematician. This career is safe, with steady demand and steady salaries.
If you have been living under a rock and paid zero attention during graduation, here is what a Mathematician does – A mathematician is a professional responsible for using formulas and models to prove and disapprove various theories. They use different techniques for solving business problems.
No surprises there. I know it’s tempting, but don’t be fooled by the simplicity of that job description, the work is still work. Timings are the good ol’ 9-5, and most companies don’t allow employees to work from home, but that has changed a bit after the pandemic.
Salaries are good in this profession, with a decent amount of money being offered to freshers. Monetary growth is slow, but quite steady. There is not a lot of travel involved in this job, but you may be subjected to a few transfers here and there. Excited? Great, start applying to Mathematician jobs. Not your cup of tea? Read on, we got a few more options to help you along.
One more underrated career option for BA Mathematics graduates is becoming a Risk Analyst. Think about it, you have studied mathematics for 3 years. Is there anyone else who is more applicable to become a Risk Analyst than you? Not if you ask us.
A risk analyst has the major responsibility to know or estimate the financial risks involved in the investments and operations of an organization. They usually work for banks and financial institutions.
Some parts of the job profile may differ from company to company, and the same goes for work-life balance. Some companies make sure that their employees have a great work-life balance; other companies not so much.
If you are a fresher in this field, you can expect to get a package of anywhere around 5,00,000 at your first job. Monetary growth is slow, but quite steady.
The job market is brimming with aspiring Risk Analyst, so it might be a little difficult to break in, but if you really loved studying mathematics, then you can be sure that you are going to love being a Risk Analyst.
Want to do something that helps people in a tangible way? Want to bring real, positive change into the world? As a BA Mathematics graduate, your best bet to achieve these dreams is to become a Data Analyst.
So how does a Data Analyst do all this? A data analyst is a professional who has responsibilities like collecting data for market research, logistics, and transportations, and to analyze the data, and to use that data in order to take decisions. As you can see, if you really love helping businesses and want to dedicate your life to such a cause, you can definitely go down this route.
Work-life balance, unexpectedly, is a bit hectic in this profession because your work life and your personal life overlaps quite a bit. What happened during ‘job hours’ may affect your mood during your off-hours.
Growth prospects are also good, and leadership opportunities are available from a very early stage. A lot of technical skills are needed to excel in this role.
Salaries differ from organization to organization, but on average, you would be earning roughly 3,50,000 when you begin your career. Monetary growth is slow, but steady.
So these were some of the highest-paying professions that you can go for after completing a B.A. in Mathematics. Did you like the article and found it informative? Then please share it with fellow math students so that they can make well-informed decisions about their professional life. Subscribe to our newsletter to get a weekly update about the different career options added on the website.