### Department Chair:

Thomas F. Kent, Ph.D.

tfkent@marywood.edu

Center for Natural and Health (CNHS) building, Room 318

(570) 348-6211 ext. 2278

### Administrative Assistant:

Marcia Gaughan

mgaughan@marywood.edu

Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 320 A

(570) 348-6265

### Lauren Thorne/Roote

**Class of 2013**

I currently work at Scranton Preparatory School as an algebra and geometry teacher. My college math courses made me aware of the bigger picture in mathematics. They helped me to not only grasp each individual subject on a higher level, but also to understand their connection to one another so I can convey their practical relationships and importance in the greater field of mathematics to my high school students.

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## Career Outlook

Between 2012 and 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that:

- Information Security Analysts will see a 37% job growth.
- Software Developers will see a 22% job growth.
- Computer Systems Analysts will see a 25% job growth.
- Database Administrators will see a 15% job growth.
- Actuaries will see a 26% job growth.
- Operations Research Analysts will see a 27% job growth.

Much more can be found in the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook: Computer and Information Technology Occupations and Mathematics.

## Careers in Mathematics

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) lists the following as the most popular career choices of math majors:

**Teaching****Actuarial Science****Computer Science****Operations Research****Biomathematics****Cryptography****Finance**

Go to the MAA Mathematics Careers page for more details.

Some links from the MAA Mathematics Careers page that might be of interest:

- Why Major in Math from Duke University.
- When Will I Use Math?

The Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Marywood University is a departmental member of MAA.