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Mathematicians

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Maintain knowledge in the field by reading professional journals, talking with other mathematicians, and attending professional conferences.
    • Assemble sets of assumptions and explore the consequences of each set.
    • Address the relationships of quantities, magnitudes, and forms through the use of numbers and symbols.
    • Disseminate research by writing reports, publishing papers, or presenting at professional conferences.
    • Perform computations and apply methods of numerical analysis to data.
    • Design, analyze, and decipher encryption systems designed to transmit military, political, financial, or law-enforcement-related information in code.
    • Develop new principles and new relationships between existing mathematical principles to advance mathematical science.

    Skills

    • Mathematics

      Using mathematics to solve problems.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    7
    Workplace Documents
    7
    Graphic Literacy
    6

    Abilities

    • Mathematical Reasoning

      The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

    • Number Facility

      The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    Knowledge

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 100910/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 48.52/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 40
    • Yearly Projected Openings 10

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    Personality

    Investigative: 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
    • Persistence
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Innovation
    • Initiative

    Tools

    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Mainframe computers
    • High capacity removable media drives
    • Desktop computers

    Technology

    • Operating system software
    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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