Statisticians, computer scientists, researchers, actuaries and mathematicians are greatly needed in government.

For example, air traffic controllers at the Federal Aviation Authority use mathematics to understand distances and measurements to direct airplanes at a moment’s notice. Statisticians assess and analyze data at the Department of Education, and civilian computer scientists develop complex systems supporting the U.S. Navy.

Top Mathematics Positions by RegionPercentage
South Atlantic60.3%
Pacific West10.1%
East North Central5.8%
Mountain West4.9%
East South Central3.9%
West South Central3.5%
West North Central2.1%
Positions Overseas0.06%