Careers

The scope for careers in mathematics and statistics is constantly expanding as new research and ideas are discovered.

Mathematics is fundamental to the study of virtually all science subjects and a prerequisite for the study of many others. More and more careers need some knowledge of mathematics.

Whether you are interested in becoming a linguist, geographer or psychologist, a share-broker, architect or market researcher, a computer programmer, physicist or biologist - mathematics opens doors.

In addition, the demand for statisticians and for people who have a working knowledge of statistics has burgeoned in recent years.

Careers in Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematicians and mathematical statisticians are employed in a wide variety of organisations, often as part of a multi-disciplinary team in which their particular expertise complements that of others.

Mathematics and statistics are used in various specialist applied areas including:

  • Astronomy
  • Biometrics - statistics for the study of biology
  • Computer Science
  • Economics and Econometrics - statistics for the study of economics
  • Meteorology and Atmospheric Research
  • Geophysics - physics of the earth
  • Seismology - the study of volcanoes and related phenomena
  • Metrology - the science of weights and measures
  • Physics
  • Market Research
  • Oceanography
  • Statistics

Employers

Mathematicians and Statisticians are employed in the following industries:

  • Government departments and State-Owned Enterprises
  • Crown Research Institutes, eg: NIWA and GNS Science
  • Financial Institutions including banks, insurance companies, businesses and management consulting firms
  • Industry and Commerce
  • Casinos
  • Construction Industry
  • Education

For more information about careers in Mathematics and Statistics, please visit Vic Careers.