The following was taken from the November 10, 2000 edition of Money magazine.
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Jobs Rated Almanac
- Rates 250 careers according to the following criteria:
- Physical Demands
- Work Environment
- Was a good place to start listing some math related jobs
The Job You Know Best
- Theoretical-Advance mathematical science by developing new principles and new relationships between existing principles. No specific practical use in mind
- Applied-Use mathematical models to solve practical problems in other fields.
- Professional societies are a good place to learn more
- #8-Industrial Engineer
- #36-Nuclear Engineer
- #45-Mechanical Engineer
- #52-Aerospace Engineer
- #54-Electrical Engineer
- #66-Petroleum Engineer
- #70-Civil Engineer
- Solve problems of construction, design, safety related to the particular area
- Applies mathematics to these solutions
- "Find accurate solutions to real-world, complex problems." p.92-"101 Careers in Mathematics
- Junior Engineering Technical Society
- Computer Related
- #1-Web site manager
- #3-Computer System analyst
- #4-Software Engineer
- #6-Computer Programmer
- #10-Web developer
- #81-Computer consultant
- Look for ways to use the computer more efficiently (more than just sitting at a computer all day programming it).
- "Software engineering is not just about writing computer programs. Most of the time some pretty fancy mathematics makes up the core of the computer program, and so people with degrees in mathematics are often sought after by software companies." P. 27 "101 Careers in Mathematics"
- "Each new application of computers and each technological advance in their design brings a new set of associated mathematical problems." p. 14 "Mathematical Scientists at Work"
- "Working in software development, it was easy to see how my education in computer science would apply to my daily work…Within my first six months, it became apparent that what I learned in the realm of mathematics might even be more important than what I learned in computer science."
- "But what I found most useful about my mathematics training was not simply the facts I learned. Rather, it was that it taught me how to learn."
- "My mathematics background has provided an analytical framework in which to make informed, thoughtful decisions." p. 13 "101 Careers in Mathematics"
- Many companies looking for some experience in programming, not necessarily a complete computer science major
- Association for Computing Machinery