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Generate intelligence that’s vital to national security. Work with some of the most advanced computer, communications and telecommunications systems on earth. Expand knowledge rooted in either the theoretical or the applied. If you’re looking to use strong math skills to solve important real-world problems, check out the many mathematics careers available to you in the Navy.
There are many opportunities to apply your aptitude for math in a civilian career. After the Navy, jobs vary from physicist to actuary and from nanosystem engineer to astronomer. Check out these available fields and see what speaks to you and your interests.
Physics Professors teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. This includes both professors primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Physicists conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.
Risk Management Specialists analyze and manage risk management issues by identifying, measuring and making decisions about operational or enterprise risks for an organization.
Mathematical Science Professors teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics and actuarial science, and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. This includes both professors primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Photonics Engineers design technologies specializing in light information or light energy, such as laser or fiber optics technology.
Mathematical Technicians 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.
Mathematicians conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in the application of mathematical techniques to science, management and other fields. They also solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
Actuaries analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability and retirement rates, and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. They also may ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.
Nanosystem Engineers design, develop or supervise the production of materials, devices or systems of unique molecular or macromolecular composition, applying principles of nanoscale physics and electrical, chemical or biological engineering.
Atmospheric Scientists investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses, including for weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.
Astronomers observe, research and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.
Source: O*NET Online (2013)