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1 Math Jobs Prepared March 2004 Dr. Kimberly Vincent Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics WSU

2 Teacher Elementary School- Bachelor’s Degree in Education Middle School-Bachelor’s Degree often in Mathematics Education High School-Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in education, Master’s Degree helpful Community/Two year colleges-Master’s Degree in Mathematics Four Year Colleges-Doctoral Degree in Mathematics

3 Jobs with Math as a Primary Skill Actuary Mathematician Statistician Operations Research Analyst

4 An Actuary has the following characteristics… Strong Problem Solvers Good Listeners Current on trends and issues in:  Business  Law  Social Sciences  Economics

5 Mathematician Theoretical  Further the world’s understanding of mathematics Applied  Develop mathematics models or methods to solving real world problems

6 Statistician Research-below are just a few areas:  Medical Studies  Employment Patterns  Population Trends  Educational Improvements Analyze Data-below are just a few areas:  Effects of an Advertisement Campaign  Biochemical work in Drug Testing  Environmental Effects from Various Human Endeavors

7 Operations Research Analyst, Apply math concepts to help a business generate a number of ways to solve a problem and then analyze the most efficient (time, people, hours, etc. all play a role). For example, Scheduling for example at an airport  Flight takeoff and landing  Baggage handling  Routing of passengers  Food beverage handling

8 Job Titles for a Theoretical Mathematician… Accounting analyst Marketing associate Operations research analyst Product quality engineer Research associate Systems level designer Professor

9 Job Titles for an Applied Mathematician (a few…) Applies systems sales Contracts specialist Director of Information technology Quality Engineer Program manager Project analyst Relations Manager Software engineer or programmer Professor

10 Job Titles for Statistician (just a few) Biostatician Clinical trials statistician Epidemiologist Financial analyst Programmer analyst Quality assurance analyst Risk management analyst Senior researcher for survey methodology Professor

11 Job Titles for Operations Research Analyst (just a few) Business analyst Director of management science Economics analyst Manager of marketing science Quality and customer satisfaction consultant Risk management manager System analyst Senior financial analyst Professor

12 Some Professional Organizations for Actuaries

13 Some Professional Organizations for Mathematicians

14 Some Organizations for Statisticians

15 An Organization for Research Analysts

16 A couple of great reads… Lambert, S. and DeCotis, R. J. (1999). Great Jobs for Math Majors. VBM Career Horizons, division of NCT/Contemporary Publishing Group, Inc. Parker, M. (1995). She Does Math! Real- Life Problems from Women on the Job. Mathematical Association of America.


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