Majors, Minors, & Certificates

Mathematics

Looking for a foundation to help you succeed just about anywhere? A mathematics degree can lead you to a career in the physical or social sciences, education, law, business, medicine or government. As a Saint, you have student research opportunities, presentations at national conferences and valuable internships. For future math teachers, our top-notch education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

​Program Highlights

  • Faculty are dedicated to teaching and advising undergraduate students and they carefully advise students on both their academic experience and future careers.
  • Students develop creative, critical thinking and technical communication skills in an active, supportive classroom environment. In class, students wrestle with new concepts, present their ideas to their peers and work together to tackle complex problems.
  • Faculty publish articles in well-respected research journals and are invited speakers at national and international conferences. By staying active in cutting-edge research, they are able to develop courses that build strength in the current active areas of mathematics.
  • Through summer research experiences, students acquire mathematical maturity and problem solving skills valued in the workplace and by graduate programs. They speak on their work at regional and national conferences and publish in research journals.
  • Four courses have a lab component in which students explore mathematics in an activity-rich, collaborative environment.
  • Upper level mathematics courses typically have an enrollment cap of 16 students so that faculty can craft courses that fit the needs of each student.

Math Education Program Highlights

  • Even in a difficult education market, almost 100% of graduates are employed as math teachers.
  • Over the last 30 years approximately 200 of our mathematics majors have become secondary mathematics educators. While 50% of new teachers quit the teaching profession in their first five years, over 90% of Siena’s math graduates are still teaching.
  • When one of our students arrived at a school to work with her cooperating teacher she was told: “You’re from Siena so you must be good.” Our mathematics students student-teach in almost every school system within 25 miles of campus.
  • The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State awards four scholarships per year to the most promising new mathematics teachers from 75 New York colleges and universities. Siena students have been awarded 5 out of the last 70 scholarships.
  • The college’s education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the teaching profession’s gold standard in establishing high quality teacher preparation.

What our Students Say

“Doing math research has been an eye-opening experience to all of the opportunities a career in math has to offer. Six weeks of research has given me more problem solving skills than sitting in a classroom for four years would, and these skills are applicable to all kinds of situations. Because of the research I did, I am now determined to go on and receive my Ph.D. in mathematics.” - Francesca Romano ‘14

“While interviewing at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, my interviewer was very interested in my independent research project. My math background taught me to be disciplined in my work ethic and quickly assess if an approach to solving a problem will work. These skills are invaluable in my line of work and really gave me an advantage over the other candidates.” - Matt Farrelly ‘08

“This experience was an irreplaceable glimpse into what graduate research entails. Fully analyzing an open problem to find new approaches was a completely new concept to me. Now that I am applying to graduate schools, it is very helpful to have already worked with faculty on research, written and published a paper, and presented my results. I also traveled to Shanghai, China with Dr. Bannon to attend a mathematics conference!” - Maureen Jeffery ‘13

“Not only did my summer research experience clarify and enhance my understanding of number theory and other areas of math by allowing me to think critically on problems that I thought were interesting outside of the classroom setting, but it also gave me skills valuable for any career path. These skills include the ability to read and understand complex papers and the ability to communicate clearly ideas and results in both written word and oral presentation.” -Lindsay Kulzer ‘12

Employers/Graduate Schools of our Graduates

CommerceHub
Knolls Atomic Power Labs
SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Syracuse University

Mathematics Department

An academic foundation in mathematics will give you the analytical and critical thinking skills needed to succeed in any technical career, including those in the physical and social sciences, education, law, banking, finance, medicine and government.

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Career Opportunities

Credit Analysts analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.

Job titles include: Credit Analyst, Analyst, Credit Manager, Underwriter, Credit Administrator, Credit and Collections Analyst, Credit Representative, Credit Risk Analyst, Risk Analyst

Wages:

The median annual wage was $61,080 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022.

Cost Estimators prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.

Job titles include: Estimator, Cost Estimator, Estimator Project Manager, Project Manager, Construction Estimator, Cost Analyst, Design Consultant, Operations Manager, Sales Engineer

Wages:

The median annual wage was $58,860 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 22%+ (much faster than average) from 2012 to 2022.

Operations Research Analysts formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May collect and analyze data and develop decision support software, service, or products. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.

Job titles include: Operations Research Analyst, Operations Research Manager, Scientist, Analytical Strategist, Business Analytics Director, Business Insight and Analytics Manager, Decision Analyst, Operations Research Group Manager

Wages:

The median annual wage was $72,100 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 22% or higher from 2012 to 2022.

Technical Writers write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.

Job titles include: Documentation Designer, Documentation Specialist, Engineering Writer, Expert Medical Writer, Information Developer, Narrative Writer, Requirements Analyst, Senior Technical Writer, Technical Communicator, Technical Writer

Wages:

The median annual wage was $65,500 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 15-21% (faster than average) from 2012 to 2022.

Geographers study the nature and use of areas of the Earth’s surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.

Job titles include: Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst), Geographic Information Systems Program Director (GIS Program Director), Earth Observations Chief Scientist (NASA), Environmental Affairs Corporate Director, Environmental Scientist, GIS Geographer (Geographic Information Systems Geographer), GIS Physical Scientist (Geographic Information Systems Physical Scientist), Research Coordinator, Scientist

Wages:

The median annual wage was $74,760 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 22% or higher from 2012 to 2022.

Statisticians develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.

Job titles include: Assistant Division Chief for Statistical Program Management, Clinical Statistics Manager, Human Resource Statistician, Private Statistical/Psychometric Consultant, Program Research Specialist, Senior Statistician, Statistical Analyst, Statistician, Statistician (Demographer) and Trend Investigator.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $75,560 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 22% (much faster than average) from 2012 to 2022.

Air Traffic Controllers control air traffic on and within vicinity of airport and movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers according to established procedures and policies. Authorize, regulate, and control commercial airline flights according to government or company regulations to expedite and ensure flight safety.

Job titles include: Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS), Air Traffic Controller, Certified Professional Controller (CPC), Air Traffic Controller (Enroute Option), Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option)

Wages:

The median annual wage was $122,530 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 0-2% from 2012 to 2022.

Wholesale and Retail Buyers buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products.

Job titles include: Buyer, Trader, Mechandiser, Procurement Specialist, Category Manager, Merchandise Manager, Product Manager, Purchasing Manager

Wages:

The median annual wage was $51,470 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

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. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Job titles include: Mathematics Professor, Professor, Mathematics Instructor (Math Instructor), Instructor, Math Instructor, Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Associate Professor, Mathematical Science Professor

Wages:

The median annual wage was $64,990 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment if projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022.

Epidemiologists investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.

Job titles include: Epidemiologist, Nurse Epidemiologist, Infection Control Practitioner (ICP), Epidemiology Investigator, Research Epidemiologist, Chronic Disease Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Specialist, Epidemiologist Advanced, State Epidemiologist, Environmental Epidemiologist

Wages:

The median annual wage was $65,270 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022.

Mathematicians conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical method.

Job titles include: Agent-Based Modeler, Computational Scientist, Cryptographer, Cryptographic Vulnerability Analyst, Director of Quantitative Research, Emerging Solutions Executive, Image Scientist, Lead Simulation Modeling Engineer, Research Scientist, Scientist

Wages:

The median annual wage was $101,360 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 22%+ (much faster than average) from 2012 to 2022.

Purchasing Managers plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.

Job titles include: Purchasing Manager, Materials Manager, Director of Purchasing, Commodity Manager, Director of Materials, Director of Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Manager, Procurement Officer, Purchasing Director, Purchasing Supervisor

Wages:

The median annual wage was $100,170 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 0-2% from 2012 to 2022.

Economists conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.

Job titles include: Economist, Economic Analyst, Professor, Professor of Economics, Economic Consultant, Project Economist, Forensic Economist, Health Researcher, Research Analyst, Economic Analysis Director

Wages:

The median annual wage was $91,860 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022.

Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts obtain evidence, take statements, produce reports, and testify to findings regarding resolution of fraud allegations. May coordinate fraud detection and prevention activities.

Job titles include: Special Agent, Investigator, Certified Fraud Examiner, Inspector General, Special Investigation Unit Investigator

Wages:

The median annual wage was $61,160 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

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. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.

Job titles include: Actuary, Actuarial Analyst, Pricing Actuary, Product Development Actuary, Actuarial Assistant, Actuarial Associate, Actuarial Consultant, Consulting Actuary, Health Actuary and Pricing Analyst.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $93,680 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 22% (much faster than average) from 2012 to 2022.

Multimedia Artists create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Job titles include: Animator, Creative Director, Art Director, Artist, Graphic Artist, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, 3D Artist, 3D Animator, Animation Director

Wages:

The median annual wage was $61,370 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

Auditors examine and analyze accounting records to determine financial status of establishment and prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures.

Job titles include: Auditor, Internal Auditor, Auditor-in-Charge, Assurance Manager, Audit Manager, Internal Audit Director, Assurance Senior, Audit Partner, Deputy for Audit, Financial Auditor

Wages:

The median annual wage was $63,550 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022.

Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.

Job titles include: Compensation Analyst, Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist), Human Resources Analyst, Personnel Specialist, Benefits Analyst, Benefits Specialist, Benefits Administrator, Benefits Manager, Human Resources Generalist, Compensation / Benefits Specialist

Wages:

The median annual wage was $59,090 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

Accountants analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.

Job titles include: Accountant, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Staff Accountant, Accounting Manager, Cost Accountant, General Accountant, Accounting Officer, Business Analyst, Accounting Supervisor, Financial Reporting Accountant

Wages:

The median annual wage was $63,550 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

Budget Analysts examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.

Job titles include: Budget Analyst, Budget Officer, Budget and Policy Analyst, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Cost Accountant, Staff Analyst, Accounting Supervisor, Budget Coordinator

Wages:

The median annual wage was $69,280 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is expected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

Risk Management Specialists analyze and manage risk management issues by identifying, measuring, and making decisions on operational or enterprise risks for an organization.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $61,160 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents buy and sell securities or commodities in investment and trading firms, or provide financial services to businesses and individuals. May advise customers about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities, and market conditions.

Job titles include: Investment Specialist, Investment Executive, Investment Consultant, Registered Representative, Stock Broker, Investment Advisor, Broker, Financial Consultant, Financial Representative and Fixed Income Manager.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $71,720 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022.

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.

Job titles include: Market Research Analyst, Market Analyst, Project Manager, Market Research Consultant, Client Service and Consulting Manager, Market Research Manager, Product Line Manager, Business Development Specialist, Client Services Vice President, Communications Specialist

Wages:

The median annual wage was $60,300 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 22% (much faster than average) from 2012 to 2022.

Financial Examiners enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. May examine, verify, or authenticate records.

Job titles include: Bank Secrecy Act Anti-Money Laundering Officer (BSA/AML Officer), Community Reinvestment Act Officer (CRA Officer), Credit Union Examiner, Credit Union Field Examiner, Examining Officer, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Specialist (HMDA Specialist), Principal Examiner, Senior Capital Markets Specialist, Senior Examiner, Supervisory Examiner

Wages:

The median annual wage was $75,800 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

Computer Systems Engineers/Architects design and develop solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions. Job titles include: Systems Engineer, Electronic Data Interchange System Developer (EDI System Developer) and System Architect.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $81,140 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

Chemists conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.

Job titles include: Air Quality Chemist, Analytical Chemist, Chemical Laboratory Scientist, Chemist, Forensic Chemist, Forensic Scientist, Quality Control Chemist (QC Chemist), Research Chemist, Scientist and Senior Chemist.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $71,770 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

Logisticians analyze and coordinate the logistical functions of a firm or organization. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal of resources.

Job titles include: Integrated Logistics Support Manager (ILS Manager), Logistician, Logistics Team Lead, Production Planner

Wages:

The median annual wage was $72,780 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 22% or higher from 2012 to 2022.

Network and Computer Systems Administrators install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.

Job titles include: Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist), Local Area Network Administrator (LAN Administrator), Information Technology Manager (IT Manager), Information Technology Director (IT Director), Systems Engineer, Network Manager and Network Specialist

Wages:

The median annual wage was $72,560 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022.

Chemical Engineers design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.

Job titles include: Process Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Engineer, Scientist, Project Engineer, Development Engineer, Engineering Scientist, Process Control Engineer, Process Development Engineer and Refinery Process Engineer.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $94,350 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 3-5% from 2012 to 2022.

Physicists conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.

Job titles include: Health Physicist, Scientist, Research Scientist, Physicist, Research Consultant, Research Physicist, Biophysics Scientist

Wages:

The median annual wage was $106,840 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to experience 8-14% growth from 2012 to 2022.

Information Security Analysts plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

Job titles include: Information Technology Specialist, Data Security Administrator, Information Security Analyst, Information Security Officer, Computer Specialist, Information Security Specialist, Information Systems Security Analyst, Computer Security Specialist, Information Security Manager and Information Technology Security Analyst.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $86,170 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 22%+ (much faster than average) from 2012 to 2022

Secondary school teachers teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $55,050 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to experience 3-7% growth from 2012 to 2022.

Nuclear Engineers conduct research on nuclear engineering projects or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and use of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.

Job titles include: Engineer, Nuclear Engineer, Nuclear Reactor Engineer, Nuclear Licensing Engineer, Nuclear Design Engineer, System Engineer, Resident Inspector, Scientist, Criticality Safety Engineer, Generation Engineer

Wages:

The median annual wage was $104,270 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to experience 8-14% growth from 2012 to 2022.

Mechanical Engineers perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Job titles: Mechanical Engineer, Design Engineer, Product Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, Process Engineer, Equipment Engineer, Design Maintenance Engineer, Systems Engineer, Chassis Systems Engineer, Commissioning Engineer

Wages:

The median annual wage was $80,580 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to experience 3-7% growth from 2012 to 2022.

​Financial Analysts conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.

Job titles include: Financial Analyst, Securities Analyst, Investment Analyst, Equity Research Analyst, Credit Products Officer, Operational Risk Analyst, Planning Analyst, Research Analyst and Real Estate Analyst.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $76,950 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 15-21% (faster than average) from 2012 to 2022.

Biochemists and Biophysicists study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.

Job titles include: Analytical Research Chemist, Chief Scientific Officer, Director of the Biophysics Facility, Laboratory Director, Professor of Physics/Researcher in Biophysics, Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Scientist, Scientist

Wages:

The median annual wage was $81,480 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to experience 15-21% (faster than average) growth from 2012 to 2022.

Graduate Teaching Assistants assist faculty or other instructional staff in postsecondary institutions by performing teaching or teaching-related duties, such as teaching lower level courses, developing teaching materials, preparing and giving examinations, and grading examinations or papers. Graduate teaching assistants must be enrolled in a graduate school program. Graduate assistants who primarily perform non-teaching duties, such as research, should be reported in the occupational category related to the work performed.

Job titles include: Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), Teaching Assistant (TA), Graduate Assistant, Instructor, Graduate Fellow, Graduate Research Assistant, Research Assistant (RA), Teaching Fellow, Graduate Student Instructor (GSI)

Wages:

The median annual wage was $31,270 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to experience 8-14% growth from 2012 to 2022.

Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients; take medical histories; prescribe medications; and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare. Surgeons operate on patients to treat injuries, such as broken bones; diseases, such as cancerous tumors; and deformities, such as cleft palates.

Job titles include: Sports Medicine Physician, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician, Naturopathic Physician, Nuclear Medicine Physician, Medical Scientist, Pediatrician, Surgeon, Obstetrician, Gynecologist, Family and General Practitioner, Internist, Oncologist, Cardiologist, Anesthesiologist and Neurologist.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $187,200 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 18% (faster than average) from 2012 to 2022.

The finance and insurance sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in financial transactions (transactions involving the creation, liquidation, or change in ownership of financial assets) and/or in facilitating financial transactions. Common job functions include accountants, auditors, insurance sales agents, loan officers, tellers and securities, commodities and financial services sales agents.

Wages:

Depends on job function.

GROWTH FORECAST:

​Employment in the finance and insurance industry is expected to grow by 8% by 2022.

​Reporters and correspondents collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.

Job titles include: Reporter, Anchor, News Reporter, General Assignment Reporter, Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor), Television News Reporter, Television Reporter (TV Reporter), Staff Writer, Sports Writer, News Director, Journalist, Columnist

Wages:

The median annual wage was $35,870 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 0% from 2012 to 2022.

Computer and Information Research Scientists conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

Job titles include: Computer Scientist, Control System Computer Scientist, Scientific Programmer Analyst

Wages:

The median annual wage was $102,190 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to experience 15-21% growth (fast than average) from 2012 to 2022.

Software Developers, Systems Software, research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

Job titles include: Developer, Infrastructure Engineer, Network Engineer, Publishing Systems Analyst, Senior Software Engineer, Software Architect, Software Developer, Software Engineer, Systems Coordinator and Systems Engineer.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $99,000 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 15-21%(faster than average) from 2012 to 2022.

The education sector comprises establishments that provide instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects. This instruction and training is provided by specialized establishments, such as schools, colleges, universities, and training centers.

Wages:

Depends on job function.

GROWTH FORECAST:

​Employment in the education is expected to grow 9.4% by 2022.

Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes. The majority of lawyers work in private and corporate legal offices. Some work for local, state, and federal governments. The majority work full time, and many work long hours. All lawyers must have a law degree and must also typically pass a state’s written bar examination.

Job titles include: Attorney, Associate Attorney, Lawyer, Associate, Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, City Attorney, County Attorney, Partner and Assistant Counsel.

Wages:

The median annual wage for lawyers was $113,530 in May 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2012 to 2022

Today our focus on preventing disease, illness and injury is just as apparent as our fight to diagnose and treat them. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports we not only need to retain those workers already in the field, but also add a substantial number of new ones, with the most occupational growth expected among health care support jobs.

Wages:

Depends on job function.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment in the finance and insurance industry is expected to grow 26.5% by 2022.