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All

Survey

Area of Degree

%

%

statistics

54

39

applied mathematics

10

18

probability

9

5

discrete math

6

4

algebra

5

4

numerical analysis

5

5

differential equations

4

2

optimization

3

5

geometry

3

4

analysis

2

5

other

0

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 1: Degrees of all hires 2004-2008 and those in the survey

 

 

Total

Stat

Math

Survey

Employers

% hires

% hires

% hires

% hires

aerospace and defense

3.4

0.2

7.2

9.4

business services

14.2

15.0

13.3

5.7

engineering and scientific services

4.2

1.9

6.9

5.7

finance and insurance

30.4

21.1

41.3

28.3

pharmaceutical and medical devices

28.2

50.7

1.7

18.8

software

5.0

1.6

5.8

20.8

research and development

4.3

3.1

8.9

0.0

 

 

 

 

 






Table 2: Top employers 2004-2008 by broad industry classification. Statistics and mathematics are broken out separately. The last column is the employers from the survey.

 

Rationale for Taking a Job in Industry

%

higher compensation

66

opportunities for career advancement

52

experience with industrial internships or programs

48

intellectual challenge

32

had a job in industry

32

Table 3: Rationale for joining industry

 

Very Satisfied/Satisfied with

%

compensation and benefits

88

lifestyle

80

intellectual challenge

74

opportunities for career advancement

72

opportunities for scientific growth

56

Table 4: Satisfaction with aspects of the job

 

Group Mission

%

engineering

9

investment/trading

11

modeling

15

analysis- finance

9

research in engineering/science

16

software development

13

statistics

16

business strategy

11

Table 5: Mission of groups from survey

 

Job Title

%

statistician

17

 analyst/ modeler

20

 researcher

21

management  title

15

consultant

9

 engineer

7

software developer/programming

11

Table 6a: Job titles from survey

 

Primary Job Function

%

computer science

 7

consulting

 6

engineering

10

modeling

17

operations  research

 1

scientific programming

 6

software development

 8

statistics

33

strategy

 7

other

 6

Table 6b:  Primary job function for respondents (“other” includes financial trader, business analyst , technical support)

 

Rated essential/important

Survey

MII96

 

%

%

statistics

61

51

probability

60

50

applied mathematics

56

 

modeling and simulation

49

73

numerical analysis

42

65

optimization

38

38

discrete mathematics

30

26

differential equations

29

50

Table 7: Percent of mathematical specialty rated as an essential or important requirement for their job. Multiple answers allowed. Comparison to MII96 included.

 

Essential/important to annual review

 %

mathematical models

67

software development

43

presentations to management

64

preparation of internal reports

59

presentations to customers

53

presentations at conferences

39

publication in the open literature

29

Table 8: Percent of respondents evaluating outcomes as essential or important for their review

 

Training in another discipline

 %

programming

65

scientific computing

35

other computer science

28

scientific discipline

58

business discipline

29

engineering discipline

9

other discipline

4

Table 9: Percent of respondents with training in another discipline

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