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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.

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Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $44.32 - $75.47

Typical Annual Salary: $92,200 - $157,000

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Typical education needed for entry: Master's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Develop computational methods for solving problems that occur in areas of science and engineering or that come from applications in business or industry.
  • Apply mathematical theories and techniques to the solution of practical problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.
  • Develop mathematical or statistical models of phenomena to be used for analysis or for computational simulation.
  • Assemble sets of assumptions and explore the consequences of each set.
  • Maintain knowledge in the field by reading professional journals, talking with other mathematicians, and attending professional conferences.
  • 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.
  • Perform computations and apply methods of numerical analysis to data.
  • Design, analyze, and decipher encryption systems designed to transmit military, political, financial, or law-enforcement-related information in code.
  • Develop new principles and new relationships between existing mathematical principles to advance mathematical science.

tools & technology

  • Desktop computers
  • High capacity removable media drives
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Read write digital versatile disc DVD

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Development environment software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Object or component oriented development software
  • Word processing software

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