Hello all. I have a BA in mathematics and plan on going to graduate school to study applied math or engineering. I'm worried that not too many companies will want someone with an applied math degree who studied optimization and modeling. Is it a rational fear that there would not be too many positions that desire this skill set since a computer could be programmed to model and optimize. As far as engineering is concerned, I am afraid I will have to spend at least 1.5 years taking prerequisites courses before I am allowed to start graduate courses. I really want to go out of state for graduate school and would have to attend a JC to take these prereq. courses; it would make no sense to pay out-of-state fees at a JC when I could stay in CA. and do it. Engineering would force me to stay in CA. Advice???