Career Details for Mathematical Technicians

Mathematical Technicians

What they do:

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.

On the job, you would:

  • Apply standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to the solution of technological problems involving engineering or physical science.
  • Process data for analysis, using computers.
  • Reduce raw data to meaningful terms, using the most practical and accurate combination and sequence of computational methods.

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Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

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Basic Skills

  • using math to solve problems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it



  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say


People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.

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    You might use software like this on the job:

    Analytical or scientific software

    • SAS
    • The MathWorks MATLAB

    Data base user interface and query software

    • Data entry software
    • Microsoft Access

    Object or component oriented development software

    • C++
    • R

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