Engineering, Math, Physics
Area of Study

Engineering, Math, Physics

Overview

Northeastern will provide the solid background in math and science you need to successfully transfer to a University and compete in high-paying STEM jobs of today and the future!

At Northeastern Junior College the Mathematics, engineering and physics programs are designed to provide the first two years of college course work necessary for transfer to a four-year college or university to continue studies in any of these math related areas. The program at Northeastern provides the student with the necessary background to be successful at the university level.

The math-based programs at Northeastern give the student sufficient exposure to applied science occupations to make successful career choices. Northeastern provides the extra time to decide on a future college and area of specialty while completing the basic two year requirements for transfer to four-year institutions.

At Northeastern, students have the opportunity to significantly improve their "grade point average" for entrance to university programs.  Enrollment in the small classes of Northeastern provides the student with one-on-one interaction with their instructors.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow 33 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary by occupation.

Employment of statisticians is projected to grow 34 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected to result from more widespread use of statistical analysis to make informed business, healthcare, and policy decisions. In addition, the large increase in available data from the Internet will open up new areas for analysis. 

Employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 30 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 900 new jobs over the 10-year period. The amount of digitally stored data will increase over the next decade as more people and companies conduct business online and use social media, smartphones, and other mobile devices. As a result, businesses will increasingly need mathematicians to analyze the large amount of information and data collected. Analyses will help companies improve their business processes, design and develop new products, and even advertise products to potential customers.

In addition, mathematicians and statisticians will be needed in the scientific research and development services and pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industries. The aging of the U.S. population is expected to prompt pharmaceutical companies to develop new treatments and medical technologies. Biostatisticians will be needed to conduct the research and clinical trials necessary for companies to obtain approval for their products from the Food and Drug Administration.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual wage for mathematicians was $101,900 in May 2018.