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Mathematician Careers

Thursday, September 28, 2023

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1. What jobs are available for mathematicians?

Math is essential in most professions; even those outside the math field still use math. Although engineering and statistics jobs may require proficiency skills in math, research shows that 94 percent of all workers use basic math in their jobs.

2. What type of pay is available for math professions?

According to the BLS, math occupations include actuaries, with the median annual pay in 2021 being $105,900, which is higher than the salary for all math occupations. Other math careers include data science and operation research analysis, etc.

3. Are math jobs in demand?

Yes. The BLS predicts that overall employment in math occupations will grow 29 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. In addition, math majors can often find jobs in many other industries: science, engineering, consulting, finance, academia, etc.

4. What should you major in if you like math?

ASLAS or AS with a concentration in Math.