Workers in this group use arithmetic and apply advanced techniques to make calculations, analyze data, and solve problems.
Overall employment in math occupations is projected to grow 29 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 82,000 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 30,600 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September 2022).
Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty.
Mathematician & Statistician
Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve problems.