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Mathematics - Getting a Degree as a Mathematician, Salaries, Job Demand


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Have you ever considered getting a Math degree? This infographic, Getting a Degree as a Mathematician: a Guide for 2014, using the latest data on Math Degrees in the United States and details the current job outlook, the outlook over the next ten years, top salaries, and top degree types for Mathematicians.


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Mathematics - Getting a Degree as a Mathematician, Salaries, Job Demand

  1. 1. ©2014 Getting a Degree as a Mathematician: Guide for 2014 From
  2. 2. ©2014 Some popular career choices in Mathematics are Teaching, Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Operations Research, Bio-mathematics, and Cryptography
  3. 3. ©2014 There are many types of degrees available. A Bachelor’s is available in Industrial, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering. Master’s are available in Data Analytics, Mathematical Probability and Statistics, and Education with an emphasis in Mathematics Instruction
  4. 4. ©2014 Mathematicians are responsible for many different duties, among them are: Expanding knowledge in mathematical areas, Using formulas to prove or disprove theories, and apply those theories to solve practical problems in business, engineering, and science, as well as many other fields. They also develop mathematical or statistical models to analyze data, interpret data and report on the conclusions from their analyses, use the data analysis to support and improve business decisions. In addition, to maintain their knowledge, they read journals, confer with other mathematicians, and attend conferences.
  5. 5. Work Environment: Mathematicians may work on teams with engineers, scientists, and other professionals. Mathematicians held about 3,500 jobs in 2012. Most Mathematicians work for the Federal Government (about 30%) or for private scientific and engineering research and development companies (about 20%). ©2014
  6. 6. Quick facts about Mathematicians: Median average pay in 2012 was $101,360 per year, or $48.73 per hour. Entry level education required is a Master’s degree, The number of jobs in 2012 was 3,500 and is predicted to increase by 23%, or 800 jobs, to 4,300 in 2022. ©2014
  7. 7. Pay The median annual wage for mathematicians was $101,360 in May 2012. The lowest 10% in the industry earned less than $56,040 while the top 10% earned more than $152,950. ©2014
  8. 8. Job Outlook Employment of Mathematicians is projected to grow 23% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 800 new jobs over the 10 year period ©2014
  9. 9. Sources: ©2014
  10. 10. To find out more about Degrees in Mathematics, please visit us at: …or call us at 1 (866) 287-4338 to get the information you need! ©2014