# Jobs in Mathematics

Am going to college next year and I want to major in mathematics since i find it pretty fun.

My question is what types of jobs are there in the field of mathematics that has nothing to do with education #mathematics

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## Mimi’s Answer

The jobs listed by Tejashree are very respectable, high paying jobs which expect some math background. But in defense of mathematics, those are but a small portion of the types of jobs you can get if you have a mathematical mind.

I am a mathematician. My area of specialty falls under the subject of geometry. I don't think about money at all. I think about shapes. How can one get a job thinking about shapes? Let's consider just a few examples:

Mathematics & Biology - I've worked on analyzing genome data of breast cancer---it may be hard to imagine now, but "data" have shape. I have colleagues who try to understand how DNA fits into cell nuclei and how that can affect the way the cells act. I also have colleagues who study how muscles contract or blood moves through veins and why skin shrivels up in a bathtub. The topics covered here are data analysis, knot theory, dynamics, and complex analysis.

Mathematics & Physics - My husband, also a mathematician, works in computer animation. A lot of the earlier computer animated films you've seen were drawn (on a computer) frame by frame by an artist. My husband has worked on automating that process by modeling the physics (or mechanics) of motion. Many video games incorporate such physical systems into their game design to produce realistic looking action, or to understand user input (like shaking your phone). A similar background is required when designing artful architecture. How do you configure flat slabs of rectangular glass to make them form a structure that looks like a dome? These problems use tools from an area of mathematics known as differential geometry.

Mathematics & Computers - Linear algebra is one of the first high level math courses offered in college (junior or senior year, usually). It tries to answer the question: If Ax = b, find x. As easy as that might sound, it forms the basic foundation for a huge part of mathematics known as numerical analysis. Computers can have a hard time solving those questions depending on what A and b look like. But many real problems, like finding the optimal shape of a race car, require a solution to this simple looking statement. One major breakthrough in this area is the reason Google can search the entire internet as fast as it does, and what made it become the giant it is today.

Those are just a few possibilities of problems that mathematicians think about. Mathematicians love puzzles. If you love puzzles and get a high from solving puzzles, you'll probably make a great mathematician. How you use your powers is up to you!

## Tejashree’s Answer

1.. Economist

What they do: Studies and analyzes the effects of resources such as land, labor, and raw materials, on costs and their relation to industry and government.

The ranking is based on data that weighted stress, physical demands, and both the current and future employment outlook across 200 occupations from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2.Stockbroker

What they do: Facilitates the purchase and sale of stocks, bonds, and other securities for individual and institutional clients.

The ranking is based on data that weighted stress, physical demands, and both the current and future employment outlook across 200 occupations from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

3.Tax examiner (tax collector)

What they do: Determines tax liability and collects taxes from individuals or businesses.

The ranking is based on data that weighted stress, physical demands, and both the current and future employment outlook across 200 occupations from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

4 Financial planner

What they do: Related to careers in portfolio management, the financial planner offers a broad range of services aimed at assisting individuals in managing and planning their financial future.

5.Actuary

What they do: Interprets statistics to determine probabilities of accidents, sickness, and death, and loss of property from theft and natural disasters.