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Mathematicians 


Mathematicians conduct research to develop and understand mathematical principles. They also analyze data and apply mathematical techniques to help solve realworld problems.
Mathematicians work in the federal government and in private science and engineering research companies. They may work on teams with engineers, scientists, and other professionals.
Mathematicians typically need at least a master's degree in mathematics. However, some positions are available for those with a bachelor's degree.
The median annual wage for mathematicians was $111,110 in May 2015.
Employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Businesses will need mathematicians to analyze the increasing volume of digital and electronic data.
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Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of mathematicians with similar occupations.
Learn more about mathematicians by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations. 


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