Careers in Math & Stat
Careers in Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematicians find employment in areas such as education, finance, the physical sciences, and the applied and health sciences. In non-teaching careers, mathematicians analyze problems and formulate them in mathematical terms to provide solutions that can further research and development or to help government or industry to make decisions. A student interested in a career in mathematics should choose a degree program with a mathematical specialization, possibly combined with a related subject such as computer science, physics, biology or economics.
What can you do with a degree in mathematics or statistics?
Professional statisticians can be involved in many activities. The best known are the collection, summary, and interpretation of data on national or regional issues (unemployment figures, market surveys, population growth, etc.). Many statisticians, however, are employed as consultants to research scientists in many disciplines (agriculture, health sciences, environmental studies) providing advice on experimental design, data analysis and mathematical modelling. People with statistical training can find themselves working in economics (econometrics), psychology (psychometrics), health sciences (biostatistics and epidemiology), plant or animal breeding (quantitative genetics), engineering (quality control, reliability), or public policy (risk-benefit analysis).
http://www.math.ca/Employment/ (Canadian Mathematical Society employment site)
http://www.ams.org/careers/home.html (American Mathematical Society career information)
http://www.maa.org/careers/index.html (Mathematics and statistics career profiles)
http://www.amstat.org/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=main (American Statistical Association career center)