Mathematics is being used more and more to solve problems in business, engineering, government and science. The problems sometimes require a computer to produce numerical solutions, but to understand how things work, it is still necessary to know the underlying mathematical relationships. When exploring possible careers, there are several factors to consider. Jobs Rated Almanac evaluated 244 careers according to the following criteria: Income, Outlook, Physical Demands, Security, Stress, and Work Environment.
The five most desirable professions - not surprisingly - shared one, essential feature... they all involve mathematics: Actuary, Computer Programmer, Computer Analyst, Mathematician, and Statistician. It was also noted that the top three jobs with the Best Working Environment were Statistician, Mathematician, and Computer Systems Analyst. Each one of these careers involves mathematics. But what you can do with mathematics is not limited to these sample careers, and this listing is not meant to narrow your choices. Rather, it is meant to alert you to a few of your potential avenues for success. It is up to you to decide what you want to do and let mathematics help to get you there. Career ConsiderationsTeaching: As a mathematics teacher, you will work with students to shape the future. Mathematics is a part of our lives, woven into everyday situations such as scientific discoveries, business transactions, recreational events, and household activities. Mathematics is more than numbers; it's the ability to think logically, reason, communicate, and solve problems. If You are Considering a Career in Mathematics EducationTalk with your teachers. Ask them about the career opportunities, educational requirements, value and rewards of this profession. Find opportunities to work with children and young people in your community. Participate in math clubs and contests. Assist in tutoring programs. Take the challenge - shape the future! Career in Statistics (from the American Statistical Association) Actuarial Career Information Statistical Internships (from the American Statistical Association)