July 22, 2014 3:28 PM Subscribe
Non-obvious careers for someone with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (21 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I just graduated with an Applied Mathematics major and Computer Science minor, and I need a job ASAP. The thing is, I didn't think too much about what I was going to do when I finished school. All the career advice I've seen for people with my degree falls in only a couple different categories, most of which aren't really good options for me. I'm in need of some original suggestions for places I should be looking.
Things I DON'T want to hear:
+Vague titles like "Mathematical Analyst." Which industries? What keywords can I search for?
+Programming, unless you have tips on how to bridge the gap between the small projects I did in school and real-world development, or how to get hired with no experience. (Or you can reassuringly convince me that it's really not that hard.)
It's not necessarily that these are unappealing; I'm already aware of them, just looking for alternatives.
Is there anything I'm overlooking?