# How much mathematics consulting work is available?

I'm looking at majoring in Applied Mathematics. I know that there is some consulting that mathematicians do for large businesses or government organizations. How much does consulting contribute to your salary? How often can you get consulting work? mathematics consulting statistics applied-mathematics financial-planning

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# Diana’s Answer

consulting

big4

bigdata

analytics

# Charles’s Answer

The field of economics consulting would be worth looking into, which is very heavily focused on quant work / valuations. NERA (www.nera.com) is an example of a company that is in this field.

# Kathryn’s Answer

I would say that in the fields of ecology and medicine, as well as industry, mathematical modelling is very popular. However, the big field right now is "data science". This is a combination of statistics, data manipulation, data visualization, and proficiency in software that do these like R, Python, and Tableau. If you promote yourself as a "Data Scientist", with strong math/statistics skills, you will be marketable.

# Richard’s Answer

I have found that many or most consultancies use some degree of math, but few outside of highly specialized finance or logistics companies are on the bleeding edge of mathematics. In general, mgmt consultancies will use basic data manipulation and maybe linear regression