Mathematical Technicians
SOC: 15-2091.00

Description:

Apply standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to technological problems in engineering and physical sciences in relation to specific industrial and research objectives, processes, equipment, and products.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
1,200 employed

Projected (2024):
1,100 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Mathematical Engineering Technician
  • Mathematics Technician
  • Weight Analyst


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Tasks:

  • Apply standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to the solution of technological problems involving engineering or physical science.
  • Process data for analysis, using computers.
  • Reduce raw data to meaningful terms, using the most practical and accurate combination and sequence of computational methods.
  • Translate data into numbers, equations, flow charts, graphs, or other forms.
  • Confer with scientific or engineering personnel to plan projects.
  • Modify standard formulas so that they conform to project needs and data processing methods.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • C
  • C++
  • Calculator software
  • Data entry software
  • Data mining software
  • Derive
  • Design Science MathType
  • Graphics software
  • JKGRAPH
  • Maplesoft Maple
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Minitab software
  • Oracle Java
  • Oracle software
  • R
  • SAS software
  • SPSS software
  • Structured query language SQL
  • TeXShop
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • Winplot
  • Winstats
  • Wolfram Research Mathematica


  • computer and mathematical


    industry stats

    SOC: 15-0000

    Total Employed: 4,005,250

    Average Annual Salary: $86,170