This is something which has been on my mind for a while now after considerable exploration (online) of the job market. I see a lot of postings for various math jobs in industry requiring a masters in applied math. So let's say the focus of my degree was on discrete math and I did my thesis in I dunno graph theory algorithms or something, and then I wanted to get a job in numerical modeling say, which required a masters in applied math. If I've obtained a competitive level knowledge on my own in this area, am I probably good to go given that I've got a masters in applied math? You might say well if you wanted to do numerical modeling you should have done your degree in numerical modeling, but what I mean is over the course of my career as interests shift and certain prospects open up while others shrink etc. you know what I mean, thanks.