Careers

Curious about your career possibilities? Our in-depth, innovative program has prepared students for careers throughout the state and across the nation. While teaching is a popular career path among MACS alumni, our graduates have been employed in a wide range of careers from banking to software development.

With the skills they learn from gaining a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, students can become:

  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Computer engineers
  • Environmental statistician
  • Meteorologists
  • Software developers
  • Research analysts
  • Tax investigators
  • Urban Planners

 Currently, mathematics teachers are in demand throughout the state and the nation. If you are willing to work in an underserved community for a few years after graduation, your student loans may be forgiven completely as a part of a federal incentive program.

For more information about careers for Mathematics and Computer Science majors, visit the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center’s Web site or contact our department to speak with a faculty advisor. The world is at your fingertips. Are you ready?

FHSU Mathematics and Computer Science graduates - out in the world

 

Teresa Detweiler (2004)
Instructor of Mathematics
Kansas State University
Salina, KS
I have taught math classes at K-State Salina since 2007. I teach a range of classes from Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Trigonometry, to Calculus. I am starting up a beginning math class for those who aren’t prepared for math at the college level, and will host a “Cooking with Math” camp for grade school girls. I participated in many extracurricular activities at FHSU. The most recognizable, as well as influential activities, in my opinion, were being a member (and captain) of the cheer squad and Mortar Board. These activities have helped me be a well-rounded person. I now understand that being involved in the community and helping those in need outside the classroom is just as important as being a good teacher inside the classroom. Also, I developed the skills that are necessary to become a good leader, which is necessary to take control and develop the minds that I influence every day.
Michael J. Wahlmeier (2006)
Mathematics Teacher
Washburn Rural High School
Topeka, KS
I currently am teaching AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB and Geometry. I also coach Freshman Girls’ Basketball. I apply the techniques and methods I gained at FHSU every day. I did my Student Teaching in the spring of 2006 at Washburn Rural High School. My education at FHSU completely prepared me to begin my career.