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Math Jobs

  • Accountant - Accountants and auditors keep track of a company's money; managers look at the accountants' reports to see how well their companies are doing.
  • Actuary - Actuaries deal with risk; they decide how likely things such as death, sickness and disability are to occur, as well as the costs of these things.
  • Bookkeeping Clerk - Any organization that uses money has to keep records - records of where money came from and where it went; bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks keep these financial records.
  • City (Urban) Planner - City (urban) planners figure out the best way to use the land in cities and neighborhoods; they report on the best location for houses, stores, and parks.
  • Civil Engineer - Civil engineers design things like roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, or water supply and sewage systems.
  • Computer Software Developer - Computer software engineers apply computer science, engineering, and math to design, develop, and test software.
  • Cost Estimator - Cost estimators figure out how much a project or product will cost; this helps business owners and managers decide whether to build a structure or manufacture a product.
  • Drafter - Drafters make drawings and plans; some plans show how to make objects like toys, toasters, and machinery or larger things like houses and office buildings.
  • Economist - Economists study topics such as prices, jobs, taxes, interest rates, and the stock market; they prepare surveys to collect data, and then figure out what the data mean.
  • Electrical Engineer - Electrical engineers design new and better electronics; they also test equipment and solve problems.
  • Financial Analyst - Financial analysts help people decide how to invest their money.
  • Imagine Engineering - Math, science and technology are as varied as they are exciting; find out more about the different fields in engineering.
  • Loan Officer - Loan officers help people apply for loans; this lets people do things like buy a house or a car, or pay for college.
  • Marine Pilot - Meet Captain Pete Benning. He talks about what it's like to be a pilot and why math is important to his job.
  • Mathematicians - Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics, and business problems.
  • Physicist and Astronomers - Physicists study the natural world, from what things are made of (matter) to how things behave; learn more about a career as a physicist.
  • Statistician - Statisticians help to design surveys and experiments; they also collect, analyze, and interpret numerical data.
  • Surveyor - Surveyors do different types of work - some measure land, air space, and water areas - some describe where a certain area of land is.
  • Teacher - Teachers teach children to read, write, do math, and more; they show students different skills.

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