Mathematicians
Also called: AgentBased Modeler, Lead Simulation Modeling Engineer,
What they do:
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.On the job, you would:
 Develop computational methods for solving problems that occur in areas of science and engineering or that come from applications in business or industry.
 Apply mathematical theories and techniques to the solution of practical problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.
 Develop mathematical or statistical models of phenomena to be used for analysis or for computational simulation.
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Arts and Humanities

Basic Skills
Problem Solving
People and Technology Systems

Math
Ideas and Logic
Verbal

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:

You might use software like this on the job: Analytical or scientific software
Presentation software
Object or component oriented development software


New job opportunities are likely in the future.
$105,030
$58,100
$162,060


What they do:
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.On the job, you would:
 Develop computational methods for solving problems that occur in areas of science and engineering or that come from applications in business or industry.
 Apply mathematical theories and techniques to the solution of practical problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.
 Develop mathematical or statistical models of phenomena to be used for analysis or for computational simulation.
KNOWLEDGE
Math and Science
 arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
 physics
Engineering and Technology
 computers and electronics
 product and service development
Arts and Humanities
 English language
SKILLS
Basic Skills
 using math to solve problems
 reading work related information
Problem Solving
 noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
 figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
 thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
ABILITIES
Math
 choose the right type of math to solve a problem
 add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Ideas and Logic
 use rules to solve problems
 make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Verbal
 read and understand what is written
 listen and understand what people say
PERSONALITY
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
 Analytical Thinking
 Attention to Detail
 Innovation
 Achievement/Effort
 Integrity
 Persistence
TECHNOLOGY
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
 IBM SPSS Statistics
 Minitab
Presentation software
 Microsoft PowerPoint
Object or component oriented development software
 C#
 Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
EDUCATION
 master's degree
 doctoral degree
JOB OUTLOOK
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
$105,030
$58,100
$162,060