Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-0.1% (little or no change)


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

Computational Mathematician, Cryptographer, Mathematician, Research Scientist

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Address the relationships of quantities, magnitudes, and forms through the use of numbers and symbols.
  • Disseminate research by writing reports, publishing papers, or presenting at professional conferences.
  • Maintain knowledge in the field by reading professional journals, talking with other mathematicians, and attending professional conferences.
  • Apply mathematical theories and techniques to the solution of practical problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.
  • Conduct research to extend mathematical knowledge in traditional areas, such as algebra, geometry, probability, and logic.

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