Mathematics

Overview

Employment in math occupations is projected to grow 27% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, and will add about 56,100 jobs. Growth is anticipated as businesses and government agencies continue to emphasize the use of big data, which math occupations analyze. Math occupations had a median annual wage of $90,410 in May 2019, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.

Employment in business and financial occupations, which employ many math experts, is projected to grow 5%, adding about 476,200 jobs. The median wage for business and financial occupations was $69,820 in May 2019.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Sample Jobs in the Mathematics Field

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Career TitleMean Annual SalaryEducation Requirements
Actuary$108,350Bachelor’s Degree
Mathematicians and Statisticians$92,030Master’s Degree
Operations Research Analyst$84,810Bachelor’s Degree
Accountant & Auditor$71,550Bachelor’s Degree
Financial Analyst$81,590Bachelor’s Degree
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents$54,890Bachelor’s Degree