Mathematics is not the most attractive subject in the world for the majority of students. Whether you’re looking at a degree in math as a first-time student in your teenage years, or whether you’re looking at it as an adult who wants to expand their horizons and add to their range of qualifications, it’s a hard subject to fall in love with. It’s complicated, it’s difficult, it requires more thought and concentration than almost any other subject you could think of, and much of it is theoretical. Math is hard work. That’s why so many people are so bad at it. Some people are apparently even born that way!
Aside from the difficulty of math as a degree, some people are put off the idea of pursuing a degree in it because they struggle to imagine where they could put that degree to good use. The purpose if any degree is, after all, to improve your prospects of earning money and make yourself more desirable to an employee, or more useful as an asset to anyone who wants to utilize your skills. If you have a degree in computer programming, your career track is obvious. The same can be said of degrees in business management, medicine, or sports science. With math, it’s not so obvious.
We’re here today to bang the drum for math as a career-enabling subject. There are many things you can do with a mathematics qualification that you wouldn’t be able to do without one, and they’re high-earning, prestigious jobs of the kind that anyone would be proud to have. Check out these options and consider whether any of them appeal to you.
If you’re enthusiastic about math, you understand math, and you can teach math, you have a ready-made career waiting to go. There’s a huge teacher shortage almost everywhere in the western world at the moment, and especially in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. The moment you’re qualified, you’ll find yourself with plenty of offers to come and share your skills if such an idea appeals to you.
Although not every school student loves math the way you did, you can rest assured that at least some of them will. Those students need the same attention and development as you did to nurture their talents and feed their enthusiasm. If that’s you, and you think you can cope with the demands of controlling a classroom, you could be on $60K a year as a new teacher and up to $90K per year when you’re experienced.
Some people create mathematical models for their own amusement and entertainment. You might even be one of them, and that’s fine. What you might not realize, though, is that there are whole industries that need mathematical modelers, and they’ll pay you handsomely if you can fulfill their vacancies. Those vacancies exist in engineering, in research, in animation, but perhaps most of all in the world of casinos.
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