What Can I Do? Mathematician/ Data Analysts

Mathematicians and Statisticians

Entry Level Education – Master’s degree

2019 Median Pay – $92,030 ($44.25/hour)

Job outlook – 33%

What they do: Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve problems[1]. While mathematicians can work in education or for finance companies, they can also work for the federal government and in the private sector with engineering or consulting companies.

Where do they fall in the NIST[2] – T0057 which is the design, development and modification of software systems using scientific analysis and mathematical models, T0392 Utilize technical documentation or resources to implement new mathematical, data science or computer science methods are skills that are utilized by Software Developers, Security Architects, and Data Analysts

Where do I start: STEM, specifically Math. Calculus and Algorithms are necessary for this type of work.

[1] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/mathematicians-and-statisticians.htm

[2] https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-181.pdf