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Employment of math occupations is projected to grow 26 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, which will result in about 47,700 new jobs. Growth is anticipated as businesses and government agencies continue to emphasize the use of big data, which math occupations can analyze.

Math occupations had a median annual wage of $86,700 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.

  OCCUPATION JOB SUMMARY ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION Help 2018 MEDIAN PAY Help
Actuaries

Actuaries

Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty.

Bachelor's degree $102,880
Mathematicians

Mathematicians and Statisticians

Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve problems.

Master's degree $88,190
Operations research analysts

Operations Research Analysts

Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help solve complex issues.

Bachelor's degree $83,390

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019