Mathematics is applied to all scientific study, engineering, physics, astronomy and even to the field of commerce, logistics, production, planning and development. It serves as a basic tool of thought not only in physical, biological and medical sciences but also deep rooted is the social sciences as well.
Subjects like economics, business administration and psychology are increasingly using a statistical methods, linear programming and other mathematical technology. Statisticians apply the knowledge of mathematics and statistical theory to collect and interpret information in a particular field.
They provide information on which policies can be passed. In a large and rapidly growing consumer market of over 3 billion people, there is growing demand for statisticians in marketing, market research, retail banking, finance and insurance sector.
Statistics and mathematicians play a significant role in planning, commerce, insurance, finance, medical, social and agricultural research both in private and government industry.
For career in this field, one should enjoy working with figures and solving problems. A mathematics student should become thoroughly familiar with fundamentals of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Good computer proficiency is also required.
Mathematicians and Statisticians work for numerical analysis, computer system designing, software programming, information and data processing as well as aerodynamics, applied physics, robotics, market research, population studies, industrial research & development.
Eligibility qualification for the degree course is 10+2 with English & Mathematics. A combined degree in mathematics and computer science is most suited for jobs in data processing and other applied fields. This field also has scope for teaching.
Job profile for mathematician is classified in several branches i .e--
Applied Mathematician- They develop actual techniques and approaches to problem solving in physical, biological and social sciences. These professionals seek to understand first the basic field where the principles of mathematics are to be used and than apply mathematical systems for analysis and study.
Mathematical Scientist- These professionals seek knowledge of the physical world through observation, study and experiments.
Theoretical Mathematicians- This class of professionals study mathematical forms and the underlying principles for applying them to diverse mathematical problems. They work for pure mathematical operations for investigating mathematical principles.