  ## Chosen career:

Cost Estimator

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Skills: Hard-workingLogicalOrganised ##### Description

Cost estimators think about all the costs involved in a project before it starts. This is especially useful if the company is looking for a contract, for example from the government, and needs to prove that their costs have been considered in an initial project proposal so that they know it is possible.

##### Routes

May require a degree in finance, accounting or business, but degrees that give mathematical skills are relevant.

Lockheed Martin.

#### Key Stage 2 Curriculum Links

##### Maths

Number: Cost estimators add up the costs of lots of individual items.

Fractions: Cost estimators distribute costs between different projects.

Statistics: Cost estimators calculate statistics to compare costs.

Algebra: Cost estimators use algebra to combine the costs of different amounts of items.

#### Key Stage 3 Curriculum Links

##### Maths

Number: Cost estimators add up the costs of lots of individual items.

Algebra: Cost estimators use algebra to combine the costs of different amounts of items.

Ratio, proportion and rates of change: Cost estimators distribute costs between different projects.

Statistics: Cost estimators calculate statistics to compare costs.

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