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Science, Mathematics and Statistics

What is it?

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The science, maths and statistics job sectors cover a wide range of employment. Scientists, mathematicians and statisticians may work in a range of places including manufacturing and engineering, health and medicine, education, research and development, local and central government, and business and finance.

However they all have things in common as they use observation, recording/record keeping, experimentation/computer modelling and research to make discoveries, develop new products and solve problems related to almost every aspect of our lives.

For each job sector area you’ll be able to find out more about: 

Plus we’ve put together some links to specialist sites you can explore if you’d like to find out more.

Want to know more?

To give you a snapshot of this large job sector  we have outlined some of the jobs on offer including informaiton about the main entry routes, the job market and future trends - we have not included all the jobs on offer in each sector.

You can also use the National Careers Service website to find out about 100s of jobs and careers, including the ones listed above and many, many more.

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Science, Maths and Statistics
Job Sector Factsheet, updated December 2011