Mathematicians

6.3/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
14%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
2.7%
by 2030
WAGES
$110,860
or $53.29 hourly
VOLUME
2,460
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 14% (No worries)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Mathematicians' job openings is expected to rise 2.7% by 2030
'Mathematicians' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Mathematicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Mathematicians' was $110,860, or $53.29 hourly
'Mathematicians' are paid 164.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 2,460 people employed as Mathematicians.
This represents around 0.00% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.

SOC Code: 15-2021.00

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Comments

Alex (Small chance) says
Mathematics requires quite a bit of creativity, which AI is not capable of.
Dec 15, 2020 at 02:32 PM
Faisal Ali Al-Zharani says
Mathematicians being replaced by AI technology is not a bad idea. But this still upsets some people. Like me yes I'm a little upset but I don't I'll be thinking about creating jobs for mathematicians that hasn't bee in the (mathematics society) something like a direct career path for full time mathematicians. If is that secondary school teaching alright but not other job opportunities provided for mathematicians. I'm still thinking about the medicine field & how are experts in the field medicine are going to be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI) & also occupations like engineers or scientists.
Apr 20, 2020 at 04:46 PM
kevin (Small chance) says
Mathematics at its core requires a lot of creativity, something which AI is as of yet not good at. However AI will of course play a big role in defining potential research and we already see AI being used to find interesting mathematical patterns that we as humans have overlooked. It will be an aid to us, at least for the short/medium term.
Jul 11, 2019 at 11:15 AM
seojin (No chance) says
well at first you need creativity to think about what should he do,
and AI does not have creativity!
so AI could be assistant not mathematicians.
Jun 03, 2019 at 08:31 AM

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