Best Careers for Math Lovers

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People suitable for these careers are good at mathematics and their job requires them to use a lot of mathematics to solve problems.

Natural Sciences Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
$154930
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
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Treasurers and Controllers

direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.
$151510
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Physicists

Jed Macosko, PhD from Wake Forest Univerisity
1 reviews
conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.
$137700
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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Astronomers

Laurence Jones from
1 reviews
observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.
$126250
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
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Actuaries

analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.
$123180
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Aerospace Engineers

Ludovic Chung-Sao from An aircraft engine manufacturer
1 reviews
perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
$121110
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
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Economists

conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
$120880
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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Environmental Economists

conduct economic analysis related to environmental protection and use of the natural environment, such as water, air, land, and renewable energy resources. Evaluate and quantify benefits, costs, incentives, and impacts of alternative options using economic principles and statistical techniques.
$120880
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
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Chemical Engineers

Steve Zhang from Grupo Farma, a pharmaceutical company
1 reviews
design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.
$114820
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
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Applications Software Developers

Brendan Martin from Dell EMC
Ali Zhagparov from Devexperts
Ajit Singh from Zscaler
9 reviews
develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.
$114270
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Engineering Professors

Monica Cox, Ph.D. from The Ohio State University
1 reviews
teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$114130
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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Mathematicians

conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
$112530
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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Remote Sensing Scientists

apply remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems in areas such as natural resource management, urban planning, or homeland security. May develop new sensor systems, analytical techniques, or new applications for existing systems.
$110100
Master's degree
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Manufacturing Engineers

Sherry Morgan from
Fin Brown from Get It Made
3 reviews
design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work with commercial or industrial designers to refine product designs to increase producibility and decrease costs.
$107060
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
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Photonics Engineers

design technologies specializing in light information or light energy, such as laser or fiber optics technology.
$107060
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
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Robotics Engineers

research, design, develop, or test robotic applications.
$107060
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
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Wind Energy Engineers

design underground or overhead wind farm collector systems and prepare and develop site specifications.
$107060
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
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Biologists

research or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functions.
$104810
Master's degree
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Biochemists and Biophysicists

study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.
$104810
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Mathematical Technicians

apply standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to technological problems in engineering and physical sciences in relation to specific industrial and research objectives, processes, equipment, and products.
$103930
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Materials Engineers

evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Includes those engineers working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials. Includes metallurgists and metallurgical engineers, ceramic engineers, and welding engineers.
$100550
Bachelor's degree
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Mining and Geological Engineers

conduct subsurface surveys to identify the characteristics of potential land or mining development sites. May specify the ground support systems, processes, and equipment for safe, economical, and environmentally sound extraction or underground construction activities. May inspect areas for unsafe geological conditions, equipment, and working conditions. May design, implement, and coordinate mine safety programs.
$100140
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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Marine Engineers

design, develop, and take responsibility for the installation of ship machinery and related equipment including propulsion machines and power supply systems.
$99590
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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Marine Architects

design and oversee construction and repair of marine craft and floating structures such as ships, barges, tugs, dredges, submarines, torpedoes, floats, and buoys. May confer with marine engineers.
$99590
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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Biomedical Engineers

apply knowledge of engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological, agricultural, and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.
$98340
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
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Industrial Safety and Health Engineers

plan, implement, and coordinate safety programs, requiring application of engineering principles and technology, to prevent or correct unsafe environmental working conditions.
$97330
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Statisticians

develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as biostatistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.
$97170
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Biostatisticians

develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.
$97170
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Water/Wastewater Engineers

design or oversee projects involving provision of potable water, disposal of wastewater and sewage, or prevention of flood-related damage. Prepare environmental documentation for water resources, regulatory program compliance, data management and analysis, and field work. Perform hydraulic modeling and pipeline design.
$96890
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Risk Management Specialists

analyze and manage risk management issues by identifying, measuring, and making decisions on operational or enterprise risks for an organization.
$96630
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Financial Quantitative Analysts

develop quantitative techniques to inform securities investing, equities investing, pricing, or valuation of financial instruments. Develop mathematical or statistical models for risk management, asset optimization, pricing, or relative value analysis.
$96630
Master's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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Automotive Engineers

1 reviews
develop new or improved designs for vehicle structural members, engines, transmissions, or other vehicle systems, using computer-assisted design technology. Direct building, modification, or testing of vehicle or components.
$95560
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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Mechanical Engineers

Mike Reinalda from 3devo
1 reviews
perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.
$95560
Bachelor's degree
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Civil Engineers

perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.
$95440
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Transportation Engineers

develop plans for surface transportation projects, according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy. Prepare designs, specifications, or estimates for transportation facilities. Plan modifications of existing streets, highways, or freeways to improve traffic flow.
$95440
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Operations Research Analysts

Joseph Bernick from Elkay
1 reviews
formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decisionmaking, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May collect and analyze data and develop decision support software, services, or products. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.
$92280
Master's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

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Hydrologists

research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation and its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and return to the ocean and atmosphere.
$90150
Master's degree
Strong job growth
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Bioinformatics Scientists

Jianjun Shi, PhD from Kimera Labs
J. Wes Ulm, MD, PhD from
2 reviews
conduct research using bioinformatics theory and methods in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. May design databases and develop algorithms for processing and analyzing genomic information, or other biological information.
$89910
Bachelor's degree
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Molecular and Cellular Biologists

research and study cellular molecules and organelles to understand cell function and organization.
$89910
Doctoral degree
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Architects

Marvin Flax from OBM International
Rebeca Sena from A private office
3 reviews
plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.
$89470
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Mathematics Professors

teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$86760
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Chemists

Vanessa Thomas from Freelance Formulations
Kurt Bodenstedt from PDAFL
2 reviews
conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.
$86410
Bachelor's degree
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Accountants

George Birrell from TaxHub
Steve M from
Gemma Roberts from
Ben Currier from
5 reviews
analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
$81660
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Logistics Engineers

design or analyze operational solutions for projects such as transportation optimization, network modeling, process and methods analysis, cost containment, capacity enhancement, routing and shipment optimization, or information management.
$79830
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Cost Estimators

Kyle McCarney from Inflector Environmental Services
1 reviews
prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
$72960
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
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Energy Brokers

buy or sell energy products on the behalf of residential or commercial customers or utilities. Negotiate and oversee contracts for energy sales.
$70490
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Surveyors

make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.
$70260
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Geodetic Surveyors

measure large areas of the Earth's surface using satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), light detection and ranging (LIDAR), or related sources.
$70260
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Electronics Engineering Technologists

assist electronics engineers in such activities as electronics systems and instrumentation design or digital signal processing.
$68310
Associate's degree
High job satisfaction
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Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

develop tools, implement designs, or integrate machinery, equipment, or computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.
$67640
Associate's degree
High job satisfaction
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