Job Description

Mathematicians typically do the following: Expand knowledge in mathematical areas, such as algebra or geometry, by developing new rules, theories, and concepts. ... Apply mathematical theories and techniques to solve practical problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.

How to be a mathematician

Mathematicians typically need at least a master’s degree in mathematics. However, some positions are available for those with a bachelor’s degree.


The median annual wage for mathematicians was $111,110 in May 2015.

Qualites you need to be succesful

You need to be able to work in a team because Mathematicians work in the federal government and in private science and engineering research companies. They may work on teams with engineers, scientists, and other professionals.

Job Outlook

you are not going to have a problem looking for a job... Employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Businesses will need mathematicians to analyze the increasing volume of digital and electronic data.

Who is going to hire you?

State Farms, Boeing, Qualcomm. everyone