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    Hi
    I'm new to this forum.

    I got my Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 2007. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it, so I basically just applied to any job that would take a math major. I had no idea what kind of job-hunting experience I would have due to all the horror stories my "friends" told me that no one wants to hire math majors. Well, they were seriously wrong. My phone would not stop ringing with people calling asking me for interviews. I ended up accepting a job with the DoD as an Electronic Warfare Scientist. I hate to say this, but I don't like my job. I don't feel challenged and I see the job as a dead end.

    I have no idea what to do with my degree, and it seems like I should have that all figured out now since I graduated four years ago. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to determine what I should do with my math degree. Courses that came natural to me and I loved were Advanced Engineering Mathematics (Differential Equations) and Calculus.

    Are there any careers/career fields out there that involve either of those classes or both?

    I took a career assessment test, and it suggested criminology. There is definitely math involved in that. I wouldn't need a PhD in math to do that career, but I would need a master's degree in criminal justice or something closely related to that.

    Thank you in advance!!
    ~Beckie


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    Perhaps something in biochem, or nanomanufacturing, or climate modeling?


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    Nanomanufacturing sounds interesting... I'll look into it. Someone at my work mentioned today about Combat Modeling and Simulation. Has anyone ever heard of that?
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    Anyone know of a place I could ask this question to get a lot more suggestions? Like maybe I could email a professor at one of the math departments or something like that. My school didn't really have a great math department, so I would seriously hesistate asking them.
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    Hello,
    Most career counselors recommend that students take courses in computer science or economics when majoring in math. Also Mathematicians are many times called upon to solve economic, physics, engineering and business problems through the use of algorithms, mathematical theory and computer techniques which make them a vital aspect in the business world.

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