Associate Degree in Mathematics


Computer programmer, $76,000*

Inventory Control, $40,000*

Research associate, $53,000*

Software analyst, $59,000*

Mathematical technician, $60,260**

Other mathematical science occupations, $69,000**

Machinists, $38,230.70***

Mathematical Science Teacher, Postsecondary, $99,925.13***

Mathematicians, $70,456.08***

Middle School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education, $85,676.73***

Operations Research Analysts, $80,374.27***

Secondary School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education, $87,480.84***

Statisticians, $85,160.21***

*Average median salary 2013, Simply Hired: Riverside area

**Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 annual mean wage. Most positions require bachelor’s degree or above.

***Source: EMSI, 2021.1 dataset for San Bernardino and Riverside counties

Career Info

An associate of arts in mathematics degree can lead to a variety of different jobs that require some knowledge of mathematics, including basic research, engineering, finance, business, and government service. Mathematical knowledge and skills are needed for professions in the sciences, information technology, energy resources, climate change, risk management, data analysis and much more. Students may develop elective patterns that will prepare them to transfer to an upper division mathematics program or for employment.

Potential Careers

  • Statistician
  • Computer programmer
  • Inventory Control
  • Research associate
  • Software analyst
  • Software analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Mathematical technician
  • Actuary
  • Operations research analyst