Careers in mathematics is beyond boring. One can make predictions for companies, analyze data and formulate policies too if they are good in mathematics.
Mathematics is the most commonly studied subject globally, according to Cambridge international study. It says 66 per cent of students are being privately tutored for mathematics, while 43 per cent are tutored for physics. Yet, it’s a fact that everyone is not a math lover. While some students enjoy studying statistics, algebra, arithmetic among others, few might fear them. There are, however, enough options for both categories.
Let’s dive deep to understand career options for a person who is good in math:
How can you reach to a conclusion to say Virat Kohli is India’s third-most successful test captain after MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly? You analyse and interpret data from their test matches. It needs the expertise to reach such a conclusion that can be presented in the form of pie charts, bar graphs, tables, etc. A statistician is a good career option for people who are good at maths. The role is required in a number of areas including healthcare, education, crime, business, ecology, politics, sports and entertainment and practically speaking in every field you can think of. To be a statistician, you need to have Bachelor’s in Mathematics/ Statistics followed by a Master’s in Statistics.
What’s common among Amartya Sen, Raghuram Rajan, and Manmohan Singh? They are the notable economists of our country who have immensely contributed in formulating economic policies for our country. An economist evaluates economic trends and predicts future. They do it by adopting research, collecting and analysing data on a variety of topics ranging from inflation, taxes, interest rates, employment levels to name a few.
To be an economist, math is regarded as an indispensable tool. To be an economist, you need to be good in math along with Bachelor’s in Economics, followed by a Master’s in Economics/Econometrics/Applied Economics.