Where can you make an impact?
Many different types of organizations hire mathematicians and computational scientists. You can easily search the websites of organizations and corporations that interest you to learn more about their location(s), mission statement and objectives, history, and job requirements. Experience gained through internships and work-study opportunities can help you determine your personal preferences regarding a workplace, such as non-profit or for-profit, large or small, working independently or on a team, and how much customer contact you prefer to have.
Here are some examples of organizations that hire mathematicians and computational scientists:
Academic institutions and research institutes
Aerospace and transportation equipment manufacturers or service providers
Analytics and forecasting organizations
Chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturers
Communications services providers
Computer information and software firms; established or start-ups
Consumer products companies
Energy systems firms
Electronics and computer manufacturers
Engineering research organizations
Financial service and investment management firms
Government labs, research offices and agencies
Medical device companies
Producers of petroleum and petroleum products
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