Postgraduate Opportunities

Putting your degree to use

Upon graduation, your career opportunities are endless. Those with a Statistics degree are highly sought after and valued. Employers understand the need to have team members who excel in technical areas such as statistics. Although some statistics majors will eventually have the job title of statistician, many have job titles that do not immediately reveal their statistical background. Here is a short list of jobs that mathematical acquaintances of the Mercer Mathematics Department faculty have done over the years:

  • Accountant
  • Advertising consultant
  • Actuary
  • Bioinformatics specialist
  • Business analyst/consultant
  • Business manager
  • Computer programmer
  • Cryptanalyst or cryptographer
  • Data analyst
  • Engineer
  • Financial adviser
  • Financial mathematics analyst/financial engineer
  • High school teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Minister
  • Officer in the military
  • Operations research consultant
  • Physician professor
  • Software developer
  • Statistician

When you graduate with a Statistics degree, you are fully prepared to pursue graduate school if you wish to do so. Mercer prepares you for that next level by providing you with rigorous coursework, close relationships with faculty, and the opportunity to find new ways to approach problems. Students may also use their newfound skills to pursue higher education such as law school or pre-medical studies.