Employment of math occupations is projected to grow 26 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, which will result in about 47,700 new jobs. Growth is anticipated as businesses and government agencies continue to emphasize the use of big data, which math occupations can analyze.
Math occupations had a median annual wage of $86,700 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.
|OCCUPATION||JOB SUMMARY||ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION||2020 MEDIAN PAY|
Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty.
|Mathematicians and Statisticians||
Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve problems.
|Operations Research Analysts||
Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help solve complex issues.
The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey.
Typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation.
Last Modified Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019