Interested in the stock market, investing, or insurance? Follow the money to the field of financial mathematics. Financial mathematicians, often known as "quants," short for quantitative finance, use mathematical principles and computer science to predict how stocks and other financial products will perform. This field is very important in business, and can help companies, organizations, and individuals determine what financial moves to make.

What is Financial Math?

Financial mathematicians combine statistics, calculus, and computer programming to help make optimal financial decisions.


They can focus on understanding and determining risk, setting the price or valuation of items, or optimizing financial resources.


Financial mathematicians work for a variety of organizations, including insurance companies, asset management firms, and banks.

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Example Careers

Quantitative Analyst

Education Requirements
Master's degree

Average Salary

Quantitative analysts help to ensure risk management strategies result in optimal financial results. Many quantitative analysts also need to have programming knowledge.

Revenue Cycle Analyst

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree

Average Salary

Revenue cycle analysts are responsible for providing data-driven insights to help their companies make fiscal decisions.

Career salary data provided by: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook handbook and O*NET OnLine.

If financial math is not your thing, there are more areas of math!

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