How to Become a Mathematician?

how to become a mathematician

The mathematician is a well-skilled and qualified professional in the research field. They conduct it in fundamental mathematics and apply it to science, management, and other related fields. Besides this, they use computational techniques, Mathematical theory, algorithms and computer technology to solve engineering, business, economic, and scientific problems. As a result, aspiring students can become mathematicians in different ways. They can take the following subjects such as Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Logic, Statistics, Probability Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Analysis, etc. So, how to become a Mathematician?

Required Eligibility

  • Students should have passed Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. OR
  • Candidates with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees also have many opportunities.

Needed Skills

  • They should be able to apply reasoning skills to solve technical problems.
  • Applicants should have substantial knowledge of computer programming
  • They should have good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates should be able to apply new methods like designing mathematical models.
  • They should be up to date with Mathematical developments in related areas.

How to become a Mathematician?

Step I – Students should have Mathematics as one of the subjects in 12th class (science stream). Also, students with Mathematics in the Arts stream can pursue it in graduation. It is called Arts with Maths. The following are graduation options for students.

  • B.A. (Hons.) (Mathematics)
  • B.A. (Mathematics)
  • B.Com. (Business Mathematics and Statistics)
  • B.Sc. (Mathematical Science)

Step II – After graduation, students need to carry forward Mathematics as the main subject in postgraduation. Because a Master’s degree is considered as a basic qualification for offering a job. Students can have one of the following courses.

  • M.Ed. (Mathematics)
  • M.Sc. (Mathematics)

Step III – After postgraduation, students can go for higher degree courses. Which are as follows.

  • M.Phil. (Applied Mathematics)
  • M.Phil. (Mathematical Science)
  • M.Phil. (Mathematics) 
  • Ph.D. (Mathematics)

Mathematician Job Scopes

They can have jobs in various fields both government and private. The following are given some of the names.

  • Computer System Analyst (Banking)
  • Financial Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Teacher or Lecturer

Salary of Mathematician

Thus, the average salary of a Mathematician with PG (Maths) is near to Rs.30,000 per month. In addition to this, they can teach in schools as well. But the monthly salary of a qualified professional is Rs.50,000 to Rs.60,000 per month. Furthermore, as the experience increases, the salary can reach up to Rs.80,000 or more than this.

Thus, in the following way, candidates can become a Mathematician. They can open private coaching centers and teach as private tutors.