# Mathematics

## Why Choose Mathematics?

Mathematics is an essential tool for understanding other disciplines and the world around us. This program will help students develop logical reasoning and problem solving skills forming a basis for success in their careers and future studies.

## Skills Acquired

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Here is a list of skills you will gain when you study mathematics:

- Algebra
- Calculus
- Functional analysis
- Number theory

## Careers in Mathematics

### Projected Job Growth

Here is the projected job growth in the state of Minnesota for a variety of professions that use skills from mathematics (according to ISeek.org): Employment of actuaries is projected to grow 30.8% through 2020, much faster than the average occupation; Employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 16.1% through 2020; Employment of operations research analysts is projected to grow 10.8% through 2020; Employment of statisticians is projected to grow 20% through 2020.

### Types of Jobs

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Individuals who study Mathematics typically pursue careers in the field of:

- Actuaries
- College Mathematical Science Teachers
- High School Teachers
- Mathematicians
- Natural Sciences Managers
- Operations Research Analysts
- Statisticians

### Average State Pay

According to Iseek.org, the median annual pay in the state of Minnesota for the following positions in mathematics is: Actuaries - $93,808 ($45.10 per hour); Mathematicians - $103,355 ($49.69 per hour); Operations Research Analyst - $82,555 ($39.69 per hour); Statisticians - $83,012 ($39.91 per hour)

### Description

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Mathematics programs teach people how to use math to solve problems.

## Degrees & Certificates in Mathematics

The Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in Math is designed to certify that students have completed the requirements through the sophomore level for a baccalaureate degree in mathematics at most 4-year institutions. These courses also provide a solid foundation for most science and technical programs.