can a pure mathematician earn much money like an engineer

Ask specific questions about careers in science. Questions may be related to information in the Science Careers area of the Science Buddies website or may relate to specific projects or areas of research.

Moderators: MelissaB, kgudger, Ray Trent, Moderators

can a pure mathematician earn much money like an engineer

Postby Ashiqa-Shamsuddeen » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:16 pm

Can a pure mathematician earn much money like an engineer
Ashiqa-Shamsuddeen
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:23 am
Occupation: Student:11th grade
Project Question: Natural svience manager
Project Due Date: 7-6-2014
Project Status: I am conducting my research

Re: can a pure mathematician earn much money like an enginee

Postby k4gfwgerry » Thu May 22, 2014 6:08 pm

Dear Ashiqa-Shamsuddeen,

As a retired electrical engineer, let me say that I worked for a company that produced a product. I helped to design the product and that product was then sold to their customers and they made a profit which they shared with me as salary and bonuses. Therefore, I helped create wealth for my company as well as myself.

However, a pure mathematician usually works for a university and writes and teaches but does not create wealth. Hence, it's hard to believe that he would make as much income as an engineer who applies mathematical principles to a product.

That is my take on your question. I hope that helps.
Gerry Gruenbaum
Science Buddies "Ask an Expert" Volunteer
k4gfwgerry
Expert
 
Posts: 69
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:35 pm
Occupation: Retired Electronics Engineer from Motorola Solutions
Project Question: n/a
Project Due Date: n/a
Project Status: Not applicable


Return to Careers in Science

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests