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Careers in Math

Pierce College offers two pathways specific to mathematics:

  • Mathematics Education: A degree in mathematics education will prepare you to teach math at the middle school and high school level. Teaching math is a meaningful career that can make a big difference in students’ academic and professional lives. In this role, you can inspire a love of numbers and help to create the next generation of mathematicians, engineers, and scientists. To learn more about what math classes you will need for this degree, check out the Math Education (DTA/MRP) Course Map.
  • Mathematics: A math degree can open the door to a huge range of amazing careers. After all, math is involved in just about every job in some way. It is particularly essential for the in-demand fields of science, technology, and engineering. If you have a solid grasp of math, jobs in many areas become more available to you. Math majors tend to have well-developed skills in logical thinking and problem solving. They are experts at analyzing data and creating models to extract meaningful conclusions. They can identify patterns and use quantitative data to construct solutions. That is why the types of jobs you can get with a math degree are so diverse. You could pursue careers in areas like insurance, finance, higher education, logistics, research, government, technology, and more. To learn more about what math classes you will need for this degree, check out the Mathematics (AA-DTA) Course Map

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Math Club

If you are interested in tackling challenging mathematics problems or are generally interested in mathematics, then come to the Pierce College Mathematics Society meetings on Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Conference Room 192 in the College Center Building on the Puyallup campus. If you need more information, please email Raj Lal at

The Math Society is currently working through a book titled The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book. To quote from the book's preface, "Although the mathematical content of the problems do not go beyond that of the high school curriculum, the problems are of types seldom found in textbooks." Anyone interested in math and doing math with others is welcome!

Become a Tutor

Have you enjoyed learning math? Do you like helping others?  If so, you might be interested in becoming a math tutor.