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CAREER OUTLOOK

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JOBS/SALARY

The following table is extracted from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 edition published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Occupation
Job Summary
Entry-Level Education
2010 Median Pay

Mathematicians

Mathematicians use high-level mathematics and technology to develop new mathematical principles, understand relationships between existing principles, and solve real-world problems. Master’s degree $99,380

Actuaries

Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur and to help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk. Bachelor’s degree $87,650
Statisticians Statisticians use mathematical techniques to analyze and interpret data and draw conclusions. Master’s degree $72,830
Computer Systems Analysts Computer systems analysts study an organization's current computer systems and procedures and make recommendations to management to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both. Bachelor's degree $77,740
High School Teachers High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market. Bachelor's degree $53,230
Operations Research Analysts Operations research analysts use advanced methods of analysis to help organizations solve problems and make better decisions. Bachelor's degree $70,960
Financial Analysts Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments. Bachelor's degree $74,350

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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/SOCIETIES

Organization
URL
Summary
American Mathematical Society (AMS) http://www.ams.org/ The AMS, founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematical research and scholarship, serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs, which promote mathematical research, its communication and uses, encourage and promote the transmission of mathematical understanding and skills, and support mathematical education at all levels.
American Statistical Association (ASA) http://www.amstat.org/ The American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians. The ASA supports excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy. Our members serve in industry, government, and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) http://www.acm.org/ ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/home The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a non-profit organization founded in 1971. The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.
Mathematical Association of America (MAA) http://www.maa.org/ There is an organization for people who love the mathematical sciences. A community that values discussion and exposition, for meeting colleagues and building knowledge together. An organization with roots in the nineteenth century and a powerful role in the twenty-first. It's the Mathematical Association of America.
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) https://www.informs.org/ The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.), management science, and business analytics.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) http://www.siam.org/ SIAM exists to ensure the strongest interactions between mathematics and other scientific and technological communities through membership activities, publication of journals and books, and conferences.


 

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