# Mathematicians

**Also called:**
Agent-Based Modeler, Lead Simulation Modeling Engineer, Research Scientist, Scientist

What they do:

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.
On the job, you would:

- Develop computational methods for solving problems that occur in areas of science and engineering or that come from applications in business or industry.
- Apply mathematical theories and techniques to the solution of practical problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.
- Develop mathematical or statistical models of phenomena to be used for analysis or for computational simulation.

## Knowledge

Math and Science

- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
- physics

Engineering and Technology

- computers and electronics
- product and service development

Arts and Humanities

- English language

## Skills

Basic Skills

- using math to solve problems
- reading work related information

Problem Solving

- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

- figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
- thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

## Abilities

Math

- choose the right type of math to solve a problem
- add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Ideas and Logic

- use rules to solve problems
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Verbal

- read and understand what is written
- listen and understand what people say

## Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include

**ideas, thinking,**and figuring things out.They do well at jobs that need:

- Analytical Thinking
- Attention to Detail
- Innovation

- Achievement/Effort
- Integrity
- Persistence

## Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software

Object or component oriented development software

Development environment software

## Education

## Job Outlook

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