The skills gained from studying a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject at A level or degree level are in demand by employers. Graduates with STEM degrees earn on average 5% to 10% higher salaries than the mean for all graduates.

A wide range of STEM and non-STEM subjects are underpinned by mathematics. Having a broad mathematical knowledge and secure technical ability will help the transition from sixth-form to higher education. Together with good mathematical skills, employers are looking for the ability to work in a team, communicate effectively and show initiative.

The universities section has further details of the mathematical requirements of many degree courses.

- Mathscareers

Information about the many fascinating careers that studying mathematics can lead to. - Plus Magazine

Interviews with people who took mathematics-related degrees, explaining their career pathway and what they now do. - Futuremorph

Explains what's in a maths degree and who employs mathematicians. - Prospects

Details potential careers following a maths degree, and other careers that require A level Mathematics. - Royal Statistical Society

Useful guides and articles for careers using statistics. - StatsLife

Guidance on careers using statistics - UCAS website

The UCAS website has a variety of tools for helping students choose the right course for higher education. - AMSP

The AMSP website has useful 'What Next' pages for A/AS level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

Several Higher and Degree apprenticeships offer routes into careers that are rich in maths, including accountancy, actuarial science, architecture, engineering and data science.