**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 activities.
- 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.
- gloriamundi.org
is a site devoted to
*ValueAtRisk*, which is a statistical approach to measuring financial risk. It also contains many job listings in mathematical finance. - monster.com 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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