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Mathematician

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Mathematician conducts research in advanced mathematics to further mathematical knowledge. Develops applied mathematical models and formulas to address real-world problems in science, engineering, business, and other fields, or studies issues purely within mathematics.

Job Outlook

There were 0 Mathematician job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 334 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Mathematician industry, which includes the Mathematician career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Mathematician jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $99,558.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $99,558.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Mathematician postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $79,441.

Education and Experience

Posted Mathematician jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0.3%
Bachelor's Degree48.8%
Master's Degree39.52%
Doctoral Degree47.31%
Other0%

Posted Mathematician jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years30%
3 to 5 years44.29%
6 to 8 years12.86%
9+ years12.86%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Mathematician positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Mathematics (84.43%)
  • Research (45.21%)
  • Communication (32.34%)
  • Presentations (17.07%)
  • Innovation (14.37%)
  • Teaching (12.28%)
  • Writing (12.28%)
  • Leadership (11.38%)
  • Management (11.08%)
  • Detail Oriented (11.08%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Advanced Mathematics (71.47%)
  • Algorithms (33.13%)
  • Applied Mathematics (38.65%)
  • C++ (Programming Language) (40.18%)
  • Combinatorics (7.06%)
  • Computer Science (28.83%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (33.44%)
  • MATLAB (27.61%)
  • Statistics (34.97%)
  • Physics (26.69%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Statistical Analysis (5.83%)
  • Java (Programming Language) (6.13%)
  • Artificial Intelligence (10.43%)
  • JavaScript (Programming Language) (10.43%)
  • C (Programming Language) (15.03%)
  • Software Development (8.59%)
  • Data Analysis (19.94%)
  • Algorithm Design (14.11%)
  • C# (Programming Language) (18.71%)
  • Electrical Engineering (11.96%)
  • Computer Programming (7.36%)
  • Calculations (14.42%)
  • Cryptography (6.75%)
  • Linux (9.82%)
  • Video Game Development (9.2%)
  • Project Management (2.15%)
  • Simulations (16.56%)
  • Mathematics Education (1.23%)
  • Mathematical Modeling (15.64%)
  • Probability Theories (11.96%)
  • Numerical Analysis (11.35%)
  • R (Programming Language) (10.43%)
  • Mathematical Logic (8.9%)
  • Machine Learning (16.87%)
  • Probability (16.26%)
  • Software Engineering (7.67%)
  • TypeScript (9.2%)
  • Programming Languages (5.52%)
  • Statistical Modeling (12.27%)
  • Scientific Computing (8.28%)
  • Signal Processing (13.19%)
  • Game Mechanics (7.67%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (12.58%)
  • Production Code (8.9%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Cryptanalysis (5.83%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Algorithms (44.44%)
  • C++ (Programming Language) (53.91%)
  • Computer Science (38.68%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (44.86%)
  • MATLAB (37.04%)
  • Cryptanalysis (7.82%)
  • Statistics (46.91%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Mathematician skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Applied Mathematician
  • Trainer
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Simulation Systems Engineer
  • Simulation Analyst
  • Mathematical Statistician
  • Interdisciplinary Engineer
  • Mathematics Assistant
  • Analytic Scientist

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Mathematician jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Raytheon Technologies (14)
  • Outlier (13)
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (13)
  • The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (13)
  • Everi.Com (13)
  • Everi Holdings (13)
  • Light And Wonder (12)
  • Boeing (7)
  • International Game Technology (7)
  • Pit.Ai Technologies (6)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!