The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021) states the following about math occupations:
Overall employment in math occupations is projected to grow 29 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 82,000 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 30,600 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
The median annual wage for this group was $98,680 in May 2021, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.
Below you will find a list of math positions with a job summary, entry-level education, and median pay level. Each link brings you to a specific job page where you can find more information about the position and commonly asked interview questions and answers for that job.
|Occupation||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education||2021 Median Pay|
|Actuaries||Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty.||Bachelor's degree||$105,900|
|Data Scientists||Data scientists use analytical tools and techniques to extract meaningful insights from data.||Bachelor's degree||$100,910|
|Mathematicians and Statisticians||Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve problems.||Master's degree||$96,280|
|Operations Research Analysts||Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help solve complex issues.||Bachelor's degree||$82,360|
Job Interview Topics – Common Job Interview Questions & Answers
Below you can find a list of common job interview topics. Each link will direct you to an article regarding the specific topics that discuss commonly asked interview questions. Furthermore, each article discusses why the interviewer asks these questions and how you answer them!
- Career Change
- Career Goals
- Conflict Resolution
- Creative Thinking
- Cultural Fit
- Customer Service
- Growth Potential
- Honesty & Integrity
- Job Satisfaction
- Entry-Level & No experience
- Prioritization & Time Management
- Situational & Scenario-based
- Stress Management
- Telephone Interview
- Work Ethic