26

Sharjah

**What job can you have with degree in Mathematics? **

In this section, we try to answer this question by briefly describing the broad array of jobs that mathematicians or individuals with background in mathematical sciences can do. Please visit the useful links provided for more career options that Mathematics can inspire.

**Computer Industry: Software Design, Computer Programming**

Software engineers/computer programmers design, write, test and implement software packages for consumer use and other computer applications (for internal use) that help a company perform a task or set of tasks more efficiently.

**Cryptography and Security**

A cryptographer/cryptanalyst analyzes and deciphers secret coding systems and decodes messages for governmental or law enforcement agencies. They also provide privacy for individuals and companies by keeping hackers out of important data systems. (http://www.whydomath.org)

**Pharmaceutical Industry, Biomedical Industry, Public Health**

Biomathematicians and biostatisticians design research studies to analyze data related to human health, animals or plants (e.g. genetic data, disease occurrence data, and medical imaging data. Many use mathematical and statistical techniques to assess the efficacy of drug treatments and others analyze data for populations exposed to toxic environmental chemicals to understand their health risks and effects. (www.weusemath.org)

**Investment and Finance**

Financial analysts work for banks, insurance companies, securities firms, and other businesses, helping these companies or their clients make investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments. (http://www.whydomath.org)

**Operations Research/Management Science**

Operations research analysts are involved in strategizing, planning, and forecasting assignments to help companies make better (profitable) decisions and to solve problems. They help companies allocate resources, measure performance, design production facilities and systems, manage the supply chain, set prices, coordinate transportation and distribution, and analyze large databases.

**Actuarial Science**

An actuary deals with the financial impact of risk and uncertainty in the insurance industry. Actuaries compile and analyze data to estimate the probability and likely cost of an event such as death, sickness, injury, disability, or loss of property. (www.weusemath.org)

For more information about Math jobs please visit the following useful links:

__This is Statistics:__**http://thisisstatistics.org/**__Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)__**http****://****www.siam.org/careers/thinking.php**__Mathematical Association of America (MAA)__**http://****www.maa.org/careers/profiles.html**__American Mathematical Society (AMS)__**http://www.ams.org/programs/students/undergrad/undergrad**__Math for Students__**http****://www.ams.org/programs/students/students****/****Video contains interviews with mathematicians working in industry, business and government.****http://www.msri.org/ext/CareersInMathematics.html**

© 2017 American University of Sharjah. All rights reserved.