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Math Degree: Where Does it Get You?

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01-24-2013, 07:58 AM
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its gets you


all I have memorized atm

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01-24-2013, 08:31 AM
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Selection Process Number : CFC-SPPA-MAR-12
Position Title(s) : Quantitative Data Analyst

This position is classified as an FT-03, which is equivalent to:
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Salary : $60,133.00 - $79,896.00 per year
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Bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline with focus on Computer Science , Engineering, Statistics, or Mathematics.

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01-24-2013, 03:08 PM
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I majored in pure math, doing an education degree now atm

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01-24-2013, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by kaneone View Post
I tend to keep switching my college major all the damn time, and since I just recently took pre-cal, I happen to love it. I'm wondering if I happen to switch my major to mathematics, what could I do with that degree?
I'll answer this question with the same answer I have given before to questions like this.
I don't care what someones degree is in or how much of a job demand there is for what they study. If you don't have any actual work experence, have a piece of paper and knowing someone will get your foot in the door but you have others willing to put up with your inability to perform well at your job, you're not going to last very long.

With that being said, I would focus less of trying to get the right kind of major you want to graduate with and gain more real work experence revelent to what you are studying now. They're a world of oppetunties for those who are very good in math but you don't need to have a PhD in math in order to take advatange of. Of course you do need to take up a major of course that is math intense in order to have a chance later in working in such a field. Example, if you want to work as a Pharmacist you don't need a PhD in Math. But you do need to have a solid foundation in Calculus math, and other sciences that are math intense like Chemestry(Organic and InOrganic), Biology, Physics, Microbiology. In addition to the studies, work at a pharmacy either as a volunteer or as a pharmacy tech so you stand out among the competetion not only towards getting into pharmacy school but also when it comes time to work as an actual pharmacist. Even if becoming a pharmacist isn't your thing, with what I did share with you should give you an idea of what to do so later on after you are done with college you can land into the right career that will be rewarding in the long run.

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01-24-2013, 04:41 PM
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I'm already past this whole math thing. I'm decided to stay with my current major. Thanks anyway, guys.

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01-24-2013, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by MrFunnyWobbl View Post
its gets you


all I have memorized atm
Memorize in groups of 4 then once you hit 60 digits memorize in groups of 5.

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01-25-2013, 07:50 PM
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Some of you vastly underestimate the amount of practical applications that require (advanced) mathematics. There are many, many more applications than just actuarial jobs. Any major company employes mathematicians who study operations research. Computational mathematicians are employed by a host of different places (IBM, Boeing, Laboratories, etc). Statisticians have an almost endless amount of positions open to them.

I'm finishing up my Ph.D. in computational mathematics this spring. As soon I tell anybody what I'm doing, their first question is "Oh so you want to teach?," or "Oh so you want to be an actuary?". It's a little ridiculous sometimes.

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01-25-2013, 08:01 PM
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Most people don't need math after Calculus II

Was walking through a college campus today and they had a bunch of posters on series

Even had a poster with multiple digits of pi

Given my background, I did take a gander but got bored after a few seconds

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01-25-2013, 08:18 PM
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I took econometrics my senior year and that was a pretty tough course, but other than that you never need beyond first year calculus in an undergraduate program.

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