What Can I Do Green With a Major In?

  • Biostatistics

  • Mathematical Sciences

  • Math Sciences/Applied Math

  • Math Sciences/Applied Statistics

  • Math Sciences/Math of Fin & Actuarial Science

  • Math Sciences/Mathematical Biology

Applied mathematicians, statisticians, actuarial scientists, and mathematical biologists develop and analyze mathematical models of complex real-world phenomena using available data to identify relationships and patterns.  To solve real life problems, they employ and develop techniques to collect and analyze data. They test, validate and interpret solutions to provide a better understanding of processes and develop optimal solutions. Actuarial scientists are concerned with the application of mathematical probability to the design of financially sound insurance and pension programs.  In a green economy and environment, information based on new living patterns and emerging research in various industries will provide career paths for professionals with a mathematics background.

Green careers can be found within each of these job titles:

Air Pollution Meteorologist Strategic Clean Energy Analyst
Biostatistician Mathematical Economist
Financial Engineer Logistics Analyst
Technical Consultant Software Design Engineer
Member of Technical Staff Marine Associate
Performance Analyst Quality Control Analyst
Project Scientist Environmental Mathematician
Research Mathematician Agricultural Economist
Reliability Engineer Equipment Designer

Green jobs can be found within the following industries:

Federal Government--Dept. of Defense

College Teaching & Research
NASA Oceanography
Banking Consumer Products
Consulting Services Agriculture
Scientific Research Healthcare
Utilities Biotechnology

Green Internet Resources:

Mathematical Association of America   Provides professional development and employment services, journal, magazine, special interest groups

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics   Through publications, research, and communication, SIAM builds cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology. Areas of interest include academia, manufacturing, research and development, service and consulting organizations, government, and military organizations worldwide

Association for Women in Mathematics   Promotes career paths for women and equal opportunity in employment

American Statistical Association   Largest professional association for statisticians in the world.  ASA serves as the main clearinghouse for information about jobs, careers, and employment for the statistical profession

Career Corner Stone   Comprehensive career planning resource for students studying  science, technology, engineering, math, and computing

Sustainable Business   Provides global news and networking services to help green businesses grow. Rather than covering a slice of the industry, it offers visitors a unique lens on the field as a whole, covering all sectors that impact sustainability: renewable energy/ efficiency, green building, green investing, and organics

Association of Energy Services Professionals   Provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience. Members work in the energy services industry and represent electric and natural gas utilities, public benefits associations, regulatory and non-profit entities, vendors, manufacturers and consulting firms.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy   Dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection. Areas of focus include energy policy, buildings and equipment, utilities, industry and agriculture, and transportation

Green Careers Guide   Site offers green career categories with job descriptions, training required, training programs by state, and job listings. It also gives job search advice provided by careerbuilder.com.




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