**What is a Mathematician?**

Mathematicians use data and mathematical techniques to help solve real world problems.

**Where does a Mathematician work?**

- Government
- Colleges and universities
- Tech consulting companies

**How much does a Mathematician make?**

Based on real new grad salaries reported through Handshake, the median annual salary for a Mathematician is $49,000.

**What majors are typically interested in becoming Mathematicians?**

One’s major doesn’t necessarily determine their career, but these are some common majors of those who end up pursuing this career path.

- Statistics majors
- Math majors
- Economics majors

**Mathematician skills and competencies:**

On top of a relevant degree and formal training, here are some professional skills that can help aspiring Mathematicians succeed in their work:

- Solid knowledge of mathematical techniques
- Understanding of applicable programming languages
- Good problem solving skills

**What are some common questions about Mathematicians?**

Q: How long does it take to be a Mathematician?

A: 6-8 years.