Mathematics and statistics

Mathematics is the basic language of natural sciences, which helps in studying, for example, figures and their behaviour. It forms the basis for logical thinking, and mathematics is also required for data processing.

Mathematicians and statisticians graduate from the University of Helsinki, the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Jyväskylä, the University of Oulu and the University of Turku. Approximately 180 mathematicians and 25 statisticians from natural sciences graduate annually. Statisticians are also graduating from the political sciences and business science.

Sources of employment and examples of employers

    • CSC
    • Bittium
    • Foreca
    • VTT
    • Aureolis
    • Codemate
    • Nokia
    • Unikie


    • Vaisala
    • Metso Outotec
    • Outokumpu
    • Ilmarinen
    • Fennia
    • Danske Bank
    • LähiTapiola
    • Nordea
    • OP
    • Veikkaus
    • Alm Partners
    • Finnish Meteorological Institute
    • National Bureau of Investigation
    • Natural Resources Institute Finland
    • Finnish Food Authority
    • Finnish Environment Institute
    • Finnish insitute for health and welfare
    • Statistics Finland
    • Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
    • Lower secondary schools and general upper secondary schools
    • University of Helsinki
    • University of Oulu
    • University of Tampere
    • University of Turku

Phenomena in the field

  • The amount of data is constantly increasing, and experts are needed to improve the processing and understanding of data.
  • In working life, there is a continued need for skills in application building as well as for skills to combine statistics and programming.
  • Need fo artificial intelligence understanding.

Mathematical scientists’ titles in Finnish job market

 Employment and career opportunities

The employment situation of statisticians is extremely good; approximately 400 statisticians (M.Sc.) are in the labour market and only a few are unemployed. There are approximately 4,600 mathematicians in the labour market and the unemployment rates is approximately 6%.

It is expected that more and more job opportunities will open up in the data and statistics processing sector in the future.

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