Mathematical Technician  What They Do

Just the Facts


Applies 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.

This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Science and Mathematics pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Applies standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to the solution of technological problems involving engineering or physical science.
  • Processes data for analysis, using computers.
  • Reduces raw data to meaningful terms, using the most practical and accurate combination and sequence of computational methods.
  • Translates data into numbers, equations, flow charts, graphs, or other forms.
  • Confers with scientific or engineering personnel to plan projects.
  • Modifies standard formulas so that they conform to project needs and data processing methods.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel