Mathematician

Apply mathematical principles to solve problems in sciences, technology, social sciences, business, industry and commerce.

Mathematician

Mathematician

Roles and responsibilities

Mathematicians:

  • apply geometry and calculus to design objects in fields such as architecture, computer graphics and robotics
  • analyse statistics to find models for traffic flow, insurance risks, consumer research, market analysis and clinical trials
  • develop models for financial markets and financial risk management
  • analyse processes from chemical, mining or agricultural industries by translating them into mathematical models
  • develop computer modelling for industrial design
  • develop mathematical models to describe natural phenomena, such as soil erosion, the weather, ocean currents or biological behaviour
  • develop computer programs for use in mathematical modelling and problem solving
  • design computer programs to make and break complex security codes, or to investigate and develop schemes for information security
  • carry out network analysis for the study of road systems, airline routes, transport and communication systems
  • use linear programming for urban and regional planning
  • and engage in image and signal processing for astronomy, cartography, and medical and radar imaging

You will find mathematicians are in strong demand in ever-increasing areas where mathematical models are used. Examples include insurance models in the finance industry, econometric models in government departments and models related to the physical sciences. The CSIRO, the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and other government bodies are also employers of mathematicians. There is also a high demand for teachers of mathematics.

Source: myFuture

Mathematicians:

  • apply geometry and calculus to design objects in fields such as architecture, computer graphics and robotics
  • analyse statistics to find models for traffic flow, insurance risks, consumer research, market analysis and clinical trials
  • develop models for financial markets and financial risk management
  • analyse processes from chemical, mining or agricultural industries by translating them into mathematical models
  • develop computer modelling for industrial design
  • develop mathematical models to describe natural phenomena, such as soil erosion, the weather, ocean currents or biological behaviour
  • develop computer programs for use in mathematical modelling and problem solving
  • design computer programs to make and break complex security codes, or to investigate and develop schemes for information security
  • carry out network analysis for the study of road systems, airline routes, transport and communication systems
  • use linear programming for urban and regional planning
  • and engage in image and signal processing for astronomy, cartography, and medical and radar imaging

You will find mathematicians are in strong demand in ever-increasing areas where mathematical models are used. Examples include insurance models in the finance industry, econometric models in government departments and models related to the physical sciences. The CSIRO, the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and other government bodies are also employers of mathematicians. There is also a high demand for teachers of mathematics.

Source: myFuture