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Applied Mathematics


At some schools, there is a single mathematics department, whereas others have separate departments for Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics. It is very common for Statistics departments to be separate at schools with graduate programs, but many undergraduate-only institutions include statistics under the mathematics department.

If you are thinking about a career in Applied Mathematics, you might want to consider the following emerging fields: Computational Biology and Genomics, Data Mining, Neuroscience, Materials Science, or Computer Animation and Digital Imaging.

Careers

Mathematicians
Wage: $95,150
10 Year Growth Rate: 10.2%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Employed Part Time: 5.6%

Education Requirements:
Doctoral degree
Actuaries
Wage: $84,810
10 Year Growth Rate: 23.7%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 1.1%
Employed Part Time: 5.9%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience
Economists
Wage: $83,590
10 Year Growth Rate: 7.5%
Self Employed: 6.5%
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Employed Part Time: 3.3%

Education Requirements:
Master's degree
Mathematical Scientists
Wage: $73,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 21.3%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Employed Part Time: 5.6%

Education Requirements:
Master's degree
Statisticians
Wage: $72,610
10 Year Growth Rate: 8.5%
Self Employed: 6.0%
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Employed Part Time: 13.1%

Education Requirements:
Master's degree
Mathematical Technicians
Wage: $44,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 7.9%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Employed Part Time: 5.6%

Education Requirements:
Master's degree