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Online Mathematics & Statistics Degrees and Careers

Mathematics and statistics make up the foundation of many industries. The equations and patterns of life are defined and explained by mathematics, and statistics illustrates trends and helps companies to better serve consumers by evaluating what people want and do. For example, some branches of statistics deal heavily with predicting behavior through complex equations and assessment.

Many companies from scientific research organizations to product development firms use mathematics and statistics to shape their interaction with society. Adding a degree in mathematics and statistics can boost your resume by making you more valuable with a greater understanding of the numbers behind the products.

Education & Career Opportunities in Mathematics & Statistics

There are innumerable degrees in mathematics and statistics to choose from. There is a whole world of education from trigonometry to calculus within mathematics. Statistics degree programs can give you the opportunity to add a bachelor's, master's, or PhD within the field of counting and numerical prediction.

These days, with the proliferation of online degrees in mathematics and statistics, it is increasingly important to pad your resume with advanced education. Employers tend to look for candidates with broad knowledge bases.

Statisticians are often employed by the government and other agencies to design surveys and collect data to inform future decisions. In 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that statisticians averaged $72,820.

You can also be a teacher of mathematics and statistics, at any level where the subject is taught. Earnings and degree requirements depend on grade level, but even with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics, you could earn a teaching certificate and start working. Secondary school teachers had median annual wages of $52,200 in 2009.

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