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Job prospects: real analysis vs statistics

  1. Feb 23, 2013 #1
    Hi guys, I'm entering my second year of a science degree majoring in physics. I'm torn between taking real analysis or statistics this year. Which ever one I take will heavily influence my second major (if I don't take real analysis then its statistics or applied maths. If I do take it then it's pure maths or applied maths). On the one hand, the physics department recommends that I take real analysis, plus I'm just generally interested in pure maths. On the other hand, I'm not looking to be an academic or anything. I want a degree that will help me a land a decent job. Given that I do plan on doing an extra year of honours in physics, which entails coursework and research in physics, would majoring in statistics help me get a better job as opposed to pure/applied maths? Or would it not really matter?
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