Math Careers for Aspiring Mathematicians

Young mathematicians can enjoy almost unlimited opportunities in their futures, since career fields that require math abilities are growing. People that are math savvy work in career fields such as all areas of Research and Development, Engineering and Construction, Pharmacology and Medicine, Planning and Surveying, Finance and Insurance and in all Science Fields.

Most math related careers, unless it is in academics, usually involve math skills and another subject, such as math ability and geography for Planning and Land Use. Therefore, if your child has exceptional math skills and enjoys an additional subject, they might want to think about what they can do when they grow up that includes their favorite subject.

For example:

Math and Geography

  • Community Development
  • Land Use and Code Enforcement
  • Transportation Planning
  • Environmental / Natural Resources
  • Economic Development
  • Urban Design
  • Housing
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Historic Preservation

Math and Biology

  • Zoologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Botanist
  • Physiologist
  • Ecologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Medical Doctor

Math and Geology

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Engineering Geologists
  • Sedimentologists
  • Paleontologists
  • Glacial Geologists
  • Geochemists
  • Volcanologists
  • Geomagnetists
  • Paleomagnetists
  • Seismologists
  • Petroleum Geologists

Math and Computer Science

  • Database Administrators
  • Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  • Telecommunications Specialists
  • Computer Scientists
  • Software Engineers
  • Computer Programmers
  • Programmer-analysts

Math and Art

  • Architect
  • Commercial and Industrial Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Drafter
  • Archivist
  • Interior Designer

Math and Business

  • Actuary
  • Estimator
  • Statisticians
  • Broker
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Financial Analysts
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Ratings Analysts
  • Financial Planners

These are just a few of the infinite opportunities ahead for your child if they succeed in mathematics. Like music and second language studies, children are especially successful if they can learn math basics at a young age.

Young children, even as young as three or four, can begin learning math concepts. By four or five, they can learn numbers and number relationships, and by five or six, they can do basic math functions like addition and subtraction. It is important to address math not just in terms of memorization of common functions but by concepts and by helping them grasp abstract ideas.

To supplement your child's formal education and your nurturing, you may want to look at additional teaching tools such as math software, math games or tutors.

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