Mathematics opens the doors to many promising career paths. CareerCast ranked mathematician as best job for 2014 based on four factors: environment, income, outlook, and stress. Statistician was ranked third and actuary was ranked fourth. A study by PayScale shows that the top 15 highest-earning college degrees have a common element: mathematics. Not only do many professions and majors (engineering, doctors, physics, nurses, computer science, actuarial science, etc.) require courses in mathematics, but the analytical and problem-solving skills students learn in mathematics can apply to all disciplines. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is committed to providing information that helps students understand their options.
Read more about possible math careers here.
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According to the Business Insider’s article on The 20 College Majors That Lead to the Most Satisfying Careers, 12 of the top 20 jobs are in Health Professions or STEM fields!
For some, the best jobs are the ones that make the world a better place, and choosing the right college major can help get you there.
Another interesting resource for our STEM population:
Many rewarding careers today involve numbers. Numbers may not be the central focus of these professions, but they can serve as critical building blocks of a larger and more meaningful whole. Mechanical engineers, for example, work with numbers for the design and production of all types of simple and complex machines. Actuaries use numbers to calculate and assess the consequences of financial risk. And economists analyze and interpret quantitative data to discern macro- and micro-economic patterns. If you enjoy working with numbers, whether crunching them constantly or calculating occasionally, a wide range of careers out there give you the chance to nurture your numerical need.
Check out Careers for Numbers People: STEM, Silicon Valley & Beyond and let us know what you think. It can be found here: http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/careers-for-numbers-people/
Curious how your liberal arts degree will make you competitive in the job market?
This is a great article by Cecilia Gaposchkin in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Graduates majoring in “practical” majors may well start at higher salaries than their counterparts in, say, comparative literature or art history. But as Derek Bok said in Our Underachieving Colleges, we should look at how graduates fare 15 years down the road. Often it is the art historians and anthropology majors, for example, who, having marshaled the abilities of perspective, breadth, creativity, and analysis, have moved a company or project or vision forward. The real investment comes in learning how to think. And the student who has chosen a major based on what she loves has increased the value of that investment. – See more at: http://m.chronicle.com/article/If-Students-Are-Smart/230307/#sthash.yn4j8x6y.M38QjWZ7.dpuf
Article by Zach Miller in Forbes Magazine.
We thought you might enjoy this article that blends both Health Professions and STEM fields:
“Israeli tech startup, SightDX uses computer vision to scan blood samples in search for diseases of the blood and it does so better, faster, and cheaper than humans can. The startup was founded by a multi-disciplinary team of biologists, engineers, and software programmers that merged their talents in disease detection and vision analysis to create a versatile platform capable of multi disease detection.”
Article By Sara McCord of The Muse.
“Job searching can be an enigmatic process. For weeks leading up to your interview, you’re basically a private investigator. You research a company before you submit your application. You scope out your potential boss before the big day. You pay close attention to how the interviewer receives your answers—assessing whether or not you should change gears. Then you go home and reflect on the interview as you write a fabulous thank you note.
And then, you’re supposed to do absolutely nothing.
That’s right—the next step is patiently awaiting the hiring manager’s decision. And if you try to put your newly sharpened sleuthing skills to good use, well-meaning friends will advise you to “stop obsessing.” But that’s easier said than done.
Before you start (re)analyzing every potential omen, remember it’s easy to mistake even the most obvious signs.” Read more.