lightheir wrote:Then again, with all the software engineers speaking up here, makes you wonder if you'd be even better off with a legit CS degree.
lightheir wrote:Then again, with all the software engineers speaking up here, makes you wonder if you'd be even better off with a legit CS degree.
Rodc wrote:That said, someone could certainly take a minor in those subjects along with CS and do ok. My sense from my folks is it is easier to be self taught, mentored on the job in software than in mathematics.
lostInFinance wrote:Rodc wrote:That said, someone could certainly take a minor in those subjects along with CS and do ok. My sense from my folks is it is easier to be self taught, mentored on the job in software than in mathematics.
I tend to think of CS, as opposed to just coding, as being a branch of applied math.
Tom_T wrote:So... what types of jobs are typically available to a new graduate with a math degree?
gwrvmd wrote:You might investigate the CFA program (Chartered Financial Analyst) a 2 - 4yr math heavy program. Employed by mutual funds, retirement funds, endowments, insurance companies, hedge funds etc. Course heavy in accounting and statistics. Employment opportunities appear good...Gordon
magician wrote:I have a Bachelor's in Math and a Master's in Math (and a Bachelor's in Accounting). My business degree has never gotten me a job anywhere (though it was quite useful when I was studying for the CFA exams).
Here's what I've done with a Math degree:
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- Taught review courses for all three levels of the CFA exams
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vchiu25 wrote:Liking math in high school is going to be really different from liking math in college.
I liked math in high school, but when I get to all the theoretical stuff in college it was over my head. The applied math stuff is half math half computer science. But it gets pretty theoretical as well.
cheapskate wrote:The great thing is that after all those Math and Stats classes, graduate level CS classes were an absolute walk in the park.
cheapskate wrote:It is a good idea to get an early taste of things like (advanced undergrad level) Analysis and Algebra before deciding to major in math. Beyond a certain point, all math requires a solid grounding in either of those 2 things, it looks like.
ted123 wrote:My wife has a math degree and worked as an actuary right out of college (she got a graduate degree in a different field later).
The government agency I work for employs a fair number of people with math backgrounds in analytical positions, doing both statistical analysis and modeling.
There's also probably a lot of people who don't "use their math degree" in their work, but whose math degree made them attractive to employers.
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