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Mathematical Scientists - What They Do


Mathematical Scientists generally receive a Master's degree before they enter the job market. Once employed, Mathematical Scientists can expect to earn an average of $73,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the next 10 years Mathematical Scientists will be one of the fastest growing occupations. They should experience a 21.3% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Mathematical Scientists rarely feel the entrepreneurial itch. Currently, 0.0% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Mathematical Scientists can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 1.2% are currently unemployed.

Academic Programs of Interest

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Mathematics
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Statistics
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