# Mathematics At Work

>>Up next on ATETV. Looking for a technical career? Be ready to do the math. [ Silence ] From high-tech manufacturing

to IT to game design, every technical career relies

on a foundation of math skills. As you will see, all

kinds of technicians need to know the numbers in

order to do the job. [ Background dialogue ]>>Any technology is mathematics

— you need those skills.>>If you’re scared of math, just keep doing it

and go get help.>>But you really

need to pay attention to the basic skills in math.>>In our world, it’s of utmost

importance that they have math, because without that, they don’t

have the technical expertise that we require.>>We do a lot of math, a lot of

calculating, a lot of formulas in order to reach the

voltages that you need.>>It doesn’t matter

what industry you’re in, it’s important to at least

understand the fundamentals.>>You need to be able to

use advanced math skills. You’ve got to calculate power,

you’ve got to calculate storage. A keen interest in math

is absolutely relevant.>>You need to be able

to understand algebra, understand an equation,

be able to plot data and graph data that you acquire. That’s going to be useful in

almost any of these careers.>>If you’re doing any

welding and fabrication, you’ll use some geometry

on a pretty regular basis.>>In a skilled level

job, you’re going to have to do some conversions using

your mathematical skills that you’ve learned. So if you start heading

in the right direction to get the equivalent

of the right.>>If you want to

do game development, you need a math background. Say you’re creating a sports

game, you need to throw a ball, you need to know the physics and mathematics behind how a

ball bounces, how it reacts, air resistance, things

like that.>>You can’t have a conversation about designing a

software product without somewhere dipping

back into the basics and the fundamentals of math.>>Math is the basics for

pretty much everything we do in the IT environment. The same math maybe that I

learned when I was in college.>>Without those

foundational skills, you won’t even be

considered for a job with us.>>For people who

have math phobias, it’s one of those things where

you just have to keep at it.>>For more information on

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