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Preparation Required

Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of

Most of these occupations require

mathematical techniques to science, management, and other

graduate school. For example, they may

fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical

require a master's degree, and some

methods.

require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

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This occupation is part of the

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In 2013, the average annual wage in
California was $99,530 with most people
making between $53,630 and $146,270

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Conduct research to extend mathematical knowledge in
traditional areas, such as algebra, geometry, probability, and logic.

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Common College Majors

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information in code.
Mathematics, General

Develop new principles and new relationships between existing
mathematical principles to advance mathematical science.

Perform computations and apply methods of numerical analysis

Algebra and Number Theory

Analysis and Functional Analysis

to data.
Geometry/Geometric Analysis
Disseminate research by writing reports, publishing papers, or
presenting at professional conferences.

Topology and Foundations

Address the relationships of quantities, magnitudes, and forms

Mathematics, Other

through the use of numbers and symbols.
Applied Mathematics, General
Maintain knowledge in the field by reading professional journals,
talking with other mathematicians, and attending professional

Computational Mathematics

conferences.

Computational and Applied Mathematics
Assemble sets of assumptions and explore the consequences of
each set.
Financial Mathematics

Develop mathematical or statistical models of phenomena to be
used for analysis or for computational simulation.

Apply mathematical theories and techniques to the solution of

Mathematical Biology

Applied Mathematics, Other

practical problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other
fields.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest

Mathematical Statistics and Probability

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics, Other

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Logic

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Investigative interests, but also prefer Conventional and Artistic

environments.

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Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement,
but also value Recognition and Working Conditions in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry,

calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards,

processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware
and software, including applications and programming.
English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of

the English language including the meaning and spelling of
words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical

application of engineering science and technology. This includes
applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to
the design and production of various goods and services.

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Things They Need to Be Able to Do

Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and

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reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options
and implement solutions.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the

strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or
approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and

paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new

information for both current and future problem-solving and
decision-making.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for

the needs of the audience.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are

saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking
questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate
times.

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