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"What is the difference between a mathematician and a large pizza?"

"A large pizza can feed a family of four"

I am now in grade 12, about half way through my advanced functions course, and next i will be taking calculus.

Since then i have learned more and enough to not take that joke too seriously...since that obviously cant be very accurate....

anyways i was thinking of going into mathematics....but i am not EXACTLY sure as to what i want to do...initially i was thinking something along the lines of engineering...finance was also a potential option...i kept thinking of different possible careers and then i realized that all these careers had a 'common factor' if you will...they all required (some more than others) a decent(if not good/deep and thorough) understanding of mathematics...and then it hit me....at the center of it all was mathematics...weather one wants to become a physicist.....an engineer.... a chemist....a person in finance...or in programming..they all require at different levels, competence in mathematics...so i thought to myself, hey why not just go into mathematics? Im good at it, i enjoy studying it, i certainly have the grades for it..i was originally considering it anyway..so i might as well go into it as well

**but as i said im not exactly sure as to what i want to do...i dont have it down to a specific yet.....now on to the question and the read for this post...would it be possible for me to go into mathematics...a few years and hard work down the line....becoming a mathematician and going into a technical field or technical line of work? Say do an engineers job as a mathematician...or a technical position in a field?**

I know that mathematicians/physicists/engineers in large numbers go to work in finance/wall street/insurance/baking/programming as well

i know its a long and somewhat of an unorganized post, but thanks for bearing with me :)