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According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of mathematicians is expected to grow by 16 percent, or about as fast as the average for all occupations, through 2020. Those who study related disciplines, such as statistics, engineering, computer science, or other types of applied mathematics, will find more opportunities in areas like computer programming, operations research, and engineering design. Mathematicians may also find employment in industry and government.