National Security Analyst

Download PDF Flyer for this career1.08 MB

National security analyst, also known as intelligence analysts, use the process of taking known information about situations and entities and with appropriate statements of probability, the future actions in those situations and by those entities. They reduce the ambiguity of highly uncertain situations.

Low-end Salary: 
Median Salary: 
High-end Salary: 

The minimum requirement includes an advanced degree and experience in fields involving mathematics, statistics, econometrics, operations research, computer or mathematical programming, and/or modeling.

Math Required: 

College Algebra Trigonometry Calculus I and II Linear Algebra Differential Equations Introduction to Real Analysis Analysis I and II Statistics

When Math Is Used: 

National security analysts utilize mathematics, computer programming, engineering, and language skills as well as new technologies and creativity to solve tomorrow's problems.

Potential Employers: 

The national security analyst practice is found in its purest form inside intelligence agencies, such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States or the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) in the UK. Its methods are also applicable in fields such as business intelligence or competitive intelligence.

drbean's picture
User offline. Last seen 4 years 36 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 08/06/2009
Posts: 1
Example of Math for National Security Analysts

Check this out:

It shows one of the many ways that National Security Analysts use math in their job. It talks about how to make a math based code that is almost impossible to crack.


Know of a math-related career or how one uses math? Submit a career entry to the site!

You must be signed in. Don't have an account? Register here!

Salary figures from
the current US Bureau of Labor of Statistics website and represent the
90th percentile.

The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.



Figures represent salary potential.


Dr. Cary Oberije, a postdoctoral researcher in The Netherlands, has found that mathematical models can be used to accurately predict patients' responses to treatment. Prediction models were used to analyze lung cancer patients' likelihood of survival and...

read more