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Mid-life career change

  1. Oct 31, 2015 #1
    I am basically 45 years old postgraduate in statistics but, unfortunately, I joined private manufacturing company and worked there for 20 years. Now I have resigned from a job and searching new opportunities. But it is very difficult to get a job as industry won't accept me due to the problem in resume ( I have worked in different domains in the same company) . Academics will not accept me due to the gap in education. Should I pursue Mathematics degree ( because it interests me and, here in India, there are many teaching opportunities ) to try my hand in academics or stick to search in industry till I get the right opportunity? I hope I was able to explain my story. Any suggestion is welcome. Thanks in advance.
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  3. Oct 31, 2015 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    It seems that teaching would be a good option where you could study on the side and teach math subjects upto to your level.

    Here in the states to teach a community college you need a MS in Math to teach or a MS and at least 20 grad credit hours in Math.

    You could also consider getting an graduate degree in the "teaching of math". It's not the same as a graduate math degree might be doable.

    The only other option I can think of is to go back for MS in comp-sic and branch out into fields like data analytics where your statistics knowledge could be leveraged.
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