Mathematics

 

Job Outlook

MCC Campus(s): Blue River, Longview, Maple Woods, Penn Valley
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BR-Donald Miller, 604.6662
LV-Stephen Reinbold, 604.2039
MW-Cynthia Proctor, 604.3455
PV-Nick Lahue, 604.4211
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As a Mathematician, you conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve or direct solutions to problems in various fields by mathematical methods.

Sample of reported job titles: Research Scientist, Scientist, Computational Physicist, Computational Scientist, Cryptographer, Cryptographic Vulnerability Analyst, Emerging Solutions Executive, Image Scientist, Knowledge Engineer, Numerical Analysis Group Manager

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median wages (2008): $45.75 hourly, $95,150 annual
  • Employment (2006): 3,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2008): Average (7% to 13%)
  • Projected need (2006-2016): 1,000 additional employees

Work Activities

  • Thinking Creatively: Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge: Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Interacting With Computers: Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Getting Information: Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems: Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Analyzing Data or Information: Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates: Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Processing Information: Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others: Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others: Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.

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Last Modified: 9/22/11