Mathematicians

6.3/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
21%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-0.1%
by 2031
WAGES
$108,100
or $51.97 hourly
VOLUME
1,770
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 21% (No worries)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Mathematicians' job openings is expected to decline by -0.1% by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Mathematicians' was $108,100, or $51.97 hourly
'Mathematicians' are paid 136.2% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as mathematicians?

As of 2021 there were 1,770 people employed as Mathematicians within the United States.
This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 79 thousand people are employed as Mathematicians.

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

James (Could go either way) says
Because, AI and supercomputer can overtake the common knowledge
May 28, 2021 at 08:49 AM
Jo says
If you've ever done college level math and the number of ways you've been told to "Do it by inspection" and the unconventional method that every solution takes, Math is very unlikely to become automated.
Apr 21, 2021 at 10:09 AM
AK (No chance) says
Mathematics can go so far, there are literally so infinite possibilities. That may sound extreme but there are so many number systems out there that mathematicians are uncovering everyday as a team and they still can not find all of them. A computer may be faster but since there are so many possibilities both mathematicians and computers must work TOGETHER.
Mar 29, 2021 at 01:18 PM
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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