Careers in mathematics
Many careers involve heavy use of probability and statistics. Most of these professions are not commonly known. Here are some examples, with links to further information.
Studying mathematics seriously prepares you for almost any career (not just high-school or college teaching or pure mathematics research). Here are some links to check out which support this theme with actual data and reasoning.
Mathematicians Land Top Spot in New Ranking of Best and Worst Occupations in the U.S.
Information for students about careers in mathematics from the Mathematical Association of America.
Mathematics teaches patience, discipline, and step-by-step problem-solving skills. For those with a substantial background in mathematics, an unlimited number of career opportunuities are available.
Mathematics is the most rigorous and demanding of all intellectual pursuits. Why should a student major in it? For some, the joy of attacking the intellect's most extreme sport is sufficient justification. We all need to eat, however, and so on this page we note how a mathematics major helps provide for your daily bread.
Mathematicians use high-level mathematics and technology to develop new mathematical principles, understand relationships between existing principles, and solve real-world problems.