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Math Applied Math Careers(Finance, Statstics,etc)

  1. Jul 18, 2010 #1
    Hello, I am in my final 18 months of my Applied Math BS. I am at the point where I can specialize in a few different areas, I could either take elective courses in Stats or in a more General Applied/Computation/Modelling track. I'm not sure what I want to do with my degree once I'm done yet but ideally would like be in a good position for a well paying job right out of my bachelors degree.

    For various reasons I don't wish to peruse a Master's degree at this point in my life and look forward to getting established in a career. What good paying potential careers are there for a BS in Math? What things could I do in my final 18 months to increase my employability as a freshly minted grad?

    I plan on living in NYC once I graduate so I considered possibly a job as a Quantitative Analyst, can you get that with BS in math from a state university? Are there other jobs in Finance I'd be qualified for? Also, how about the same questions for Stats?

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  3. Jul 18, 2010 #2
    Well, the bad news is that you most likely will have a hard time getting hired as a Quant with only a Bachelors degree. The good news is that you can get a decent paying job in many other fields when you graduate. Ground floor business and finance positions will probably be your best bet. Just keep in mind, with only a bachelors chances are you'll spend the rest of your years working in a career where you'll do no higher maths. if you're okay with that, than get your resume together and good luck.
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