Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Master's degree


What Mathematicians Do

Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.

Other Job Titles Mathematicians May Have

Agent-Based Modeler, Computational Scientist, Cryptographer, Cryptographic Vulnerability Analyst, Image Scientist, Lead Simulation Modeling Engineer

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Develop computational methods for solving problems that occur in areas of science and engineering or that come from applications in business or industry.
  • Apply mathematical theories and techniques to the solution of practical problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.
  • Develop mathematical or statistical models of phenomena to be used for analysis or for computational simulation.
  • Assemble sets of assumptions and explore the consequences of each set.
  • Maintain knowledge in the field by reading professional journals, talking with other mathematicians, and attending professional conferences.

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