**Article Summary:** "Math is more than just a way of adding and subtracting.
It is a complex discipline that provides the base foundation for a number
of professional careers. So, it goes without saying that there are a number
of awesome jobs out there that can provide a home for someone with incredible
math skills."

Math is more than just a way of adding and subtracting. It is a complex discipline that provides the base foundation for a number of professional careers. So, it goes without saying that there are a number of awesome jobs out there that can provide a home for someone with incredible math skills. While there are many categories of engineer (electrical, civil, computer, mechanical, etc) all engineering jobs require solid skills in math. Also, there are very few things in this world that can be created without the help of a skilled engineer. Whether you are crossing a bridge or flying around the solar system in a space ship an engineer is the person who makes these things possible. As such, an entire adventurous world is open to someone who picks a career in the engineering field and this can only be achieved by someone with great math skills. The word photogrammetrist is a tongue twister but if it sounds suspiciously like a photographer that is because it is a cousin to professional photography. The difference is that this deals with working with images from aerial, land based and even satellite based imaging systems. This is truly the cutting edge of photographic work and it is based on signed skills in mathematics.
Where would we be without computers and, for that matter, where would computers be without the help of computer scientists? One of the lesser known skills of computer science is math aptitude as mathematical principles are the underlying force that creates computer applications. So, math and computer skills go hand in hand. There is much in the news these days regarding climate change and that has sparked a lot of interest in a career or field related to it. For those with solid math skills, an environmental mathematician may prove to be one of the more interesting scientific positions. Since we already had made mention of engineers why would we give a robotics engineer a separate mention? If you have ever seen a science fiction movie then you know the answer. It's because using your math skills to study and create robots is mega cool! Surely you have seen the movie I ROBOT? Ok, maybe it is not THAT exciting of a career but it certainly is one filled with wonder and perfect for those with a creative mind. While some may assume that the duties of a statistician are dull such an assumption is not based on any actual reality as the collection, analyzing and presentation of data derived from experiments can be an interesting profession. Here is a tongue twister: geophysical mathematician and it is a very important job. Without sources of energy our whole world is in a lot of trouble and this profession uses math skills to help successfully explore for oil and natural gas. Clearly, many people rely on these mathematicians for energy needs.
Ok, in the "don't let the title fool you" department the profession of an economist has the potential to be a very exciting one. Yes, they appear a little dry on all those cable TV business programs but being at the center of the analyzing of the economy of a company, an industry or even an entire nation can prove to be quite a stimulating job. Another tongue twister is operations research analyst and it is another critical job because its purpose is discovering how to run a company or industry in a cost effective and better organized matter. Consider it a sort of mathematical advisor because, in a nutshell, that is what it is. And saving the most important for last, one of the coolest jobs for those interested in a career in math is that of a math teacher. Not only do you get to share your knowledge with others, but you also get to craft the next generation of mathematical superstars. Not a bad gig, eh? |