Introduction

Applied mathematics is mathematics for which I happen to know an application. This, I think, includes almost everything in mathematics.

— Henry O. Pollack
[Austrian-American mathematician, well known for his contributions to information theory]

Mathematics and computational science are utilized in almost every discipline of science, engineering, industry, and technology.
New application areas are constantly being discovered and established techniques are being applied in new ways and in emerging fields. Consequently, a wide variety of career opportunities are open to people with mathematical talent and training.

Mathematical careers outside of academia rarely carry a simple title of “mathematician.” The very idea of a career in mathematics has evolved and diversified and is often coupled with a specialty or area of research interest. Mathematics plays a major role in the bottom line of industrial organizations, and helps companies perform better in today’s data-driven marketplace.

In this guide, you will find answers to questions about careers in applied mathematics and computational science and profiles of professionals working in a variety of environments for which a strong background in mathematics is necessary for success?

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