Careers in Mathematics
Math Will Rock Your World: Business Week cover story, January 23, 2006
Mathematics is rapidly becoming a crucial tool in a
wide range of activities in business, industry, and government. More
and more corporations and government agencies now actively recruit
mathematicians and others with strong mathematical backgrounds.
A few examples include video game developers,
major Wall Street financial firms, and
National Security Agency.
It is, however, important to note that most employers are
interested in people with a strong background in both mathematics and a
related discipline such as computer science, signal processing,
finance, or engineering.
If you would like to see specific descriptions and listings,
explore following links:
- The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center has extensive information about careers in mathematics.
- The American Mathematical
Society has a page
containing a lot of information about careers in mathematics.
- The National Security Agency
hires many mathematicians for its codebreaking and other cryptographic
- The site math-jobs.us
contains an extensive listing of job openings for mathematicians
in the financial, insurance, and pharmceutical industries.
- wilmott.com is an excellent
web site devoted to mathematical finance. It is full of useful
information, especially in its forums. In particular, its Jobs Forum
contains an extensive list of job openings for mathematicians.
is a site devoted to ValueAtRisk, which is a statistical
approach to measuring financial risk. It also contains many job
listings in mathematical finance.
contains many listings for jobs requiring a strong background in
mathematics. Search on the keyword "mathematics".
Here is a nice discussion
about why mathematics is so crucial in science and technology.
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