A career in mathematics is frequently synonymous with a teaching career, but a trained mathematician can be employed outside of academia. If a person possesses a deep interest and passion for mathematics, then it is possible to build a perfectly satisfying, stimulating, and lucrative career. Mathematicians are known to use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms and latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific and business problems. A degree in Mathematics & Statistics equips you with essential skills for developing and implementing various methods to solve business problems. Specialization fields in the domain include-Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Pure Statistics, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Engineering and other mathematically aligned fields like Insurance amongst others. Competition in the field is high since the subjects like mathematics and statistics are in vogue due to their wide gamut of applicability in the field of study and research. One needs to be proficient in the basics of mathematics right from middle school, to pursue higher studies in mathematics. A candidate must have completed 10+2 with Mathematics and taken up the subject at the honors level, to specialize in it further at the post-graduation level. Recruiters include government agencies and top MNCs across sectors such as Banking, Finance, Actuarial Science, Insurance and others. Popular fields include- Big Data Analytics.