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What Does it Take to Be a Mathematical Technician?

Mathematical Technician Job 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.

Mathematical Technician Responsibilities

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

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 600 jobs in the United States for Mathematical Technician. There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Mathematical Technician.

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The states with the most job growth for Mathematical Technician are Texas, Idaho, and Washington. Watch out if you plan on working in Washington, Idaho, or Texas. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

What Tools do Mathematical Technicians Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Mathematical Technicians:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Access
  • Data entry software
  • Structured query language SQL
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • SAS
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • R
  • Minitab
  • C
  • Graphics software
  • Wolfram Research Mathematica
  • Maplesoft Maple
  • Data mining software
  • C++

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