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Mathematicians research mathematical theories, and develop and apply mathematical techniques for solving problems in such fields as science, engineering, business and social science. Mathematicians are employed by universities, governments, bank and trust companies, insurance companies, pension benefit consulting firms, professional associations, and science and engineering consulting firms. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- ONET Online - U.S resource for occupational descriptions and information.
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- What Do Mathematicians Do? - American Mathematical Society
- A Day in the Life of a Mathematician - The Princeton Review
- Sokanu - occupational information and videos
- What is a Mathematician? - US News
- Mathematician - Truity
- Careers in Mathematics - Canadian Mathematical Society
- Career Profiles - Mathematical Association of America
- Careers in Applied Mathematics (options for STEM majors) - SIAM
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Labour market information
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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- The Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Annual Survey
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Canadian Mathematical Society
- International Mathematical Union
- American Mathematical Society
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
- Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society
- Mathematical Association of America
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- MITACS - (supports applied and industrial research in the mathematical sciences)
- Society of Quantitative Analysts
- The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
- International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Search occupations of interest in the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.
- Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society Job Board
- Mathjobs.org - from the American Mathematical Society
- University Affairs - Academic Positions in Canadian Institutions
- Communications Security Establishment Careers - Government of Canada
- Canadian Mathematical Society Job Board
- ChronicleVitae - Academic Positions in US Institutions
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Job Board
- Mathematical Association of America- Job Board