MATHEMATICIAN Career Portals-7th period 10/15/2013 By: Quan N.
Being a Mathematician • Advance mathematical knowledge • Apply theories and techniques to real-life problem • Usually work in other closely related fields • Teaching and/or Research • Work in comfortable office with others Salary: • Low end- $55,680/year • Median- $101,041/year • High end- $152,140/year
High School! • At least at PRE-CALCULUS level before college • As many mathematics classes • Aim for advanced classes • Strong academic skills
COLLEGE TIME! Applied Mathematician • Entry level: Bachelor degree in advanced mathematics • Postgraduate degrees Theoretical Mathematician- Minimum of a PhD • Undergraduate degree in advanced mathematics • Doctoral studies • PhD
Put Your Head in the Game • Training in: Computer Science, Physics, Actuarial Science, Engineering, and Operations Research • Of increasing importance: Computer and Information science, Business and Industrial management, Economics, Statistics, Chemistry, Geology life sciences, and the Behavioral sciences.
Responsibilities • Require a lot of Patience • Work on mathematical proofs • Forming new Ideas and Theories • CREATIVITY and ORIGINALITY • Apply the principle of mathematics to real-life situation
EXTRA!!! • 2010- 3,100 mathematician positions in the US • 2020- Expected of 3,600 positions (16% growth) “A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.” ~G.H. Hardy
Quan as a mathematician Mathematics- Mathematics is a subject I have been interesting in for quiet some time. Being a mathematician is definitely something I would look farther into. Most theoretical mathematicians also spend most of their time teaching, and I would actually love that. So, I will be doing a little more digging on this career.
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