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Mathematician Job Description

A mathematician is a person with an expert knowledge of mathematics – the study of the sciences of numbers and other measurable quantities. A mathematician uses mathematics to develop and test theories, analyze data, and solve real-world problems in areas such as engineering, the sciences, business and economics.

A mathematician should be enthusiastic, perceptive, logical, and methodical, and have the ability to transform real-world problems into numerical forms and resolve them to obtain solutions. They should also be able to communicate effectively to teach and sell the value of mathematics.

What does a Mathematician do?

Mathematicians may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Mathematicians usually work normal office hours, but may sometimes work evenings and weekends to finish up projects. They work in offices and classrooms.

What is Required to Become a Mathematician?

To become a mathematician, you will need to have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in mathematics or a similar discipline.

Modules

Just to give you an idea, some of the classes that you’ll be taking in college may include:


Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Mathematicians need to have:



References

Alternative Careers


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