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February 2nd, 2015, 05:49 PM   #11
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I am seriously considering pursuing a math degree as well but I don't think I want to be in academia my whole life.
I didn't want to teach, but I liked math, so I studied it. I knew it would be helpful in getting a programming job, so it wasn't wasted.

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Yes, but how much of your degree was directly applicable to your job as programmer? In what capacity within programming are you usually employed?
I do some technical programming where it's directly applicable, and generally a mathematically-trained mind finds programming easier. Some programmers do more math in their jobs than I do, others do less.

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Is a Baccalaureate enough or do you usually go up to masters?
As a programmer a bachelor's is quite enough. To do math in industry a master's is usually the minimum (and a PhD isn't a bad idea).
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Study math and be a teacher is not a bad idea.
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Oh, forgot to say, do math doesn't mean you have to be a teacher, you can work in finance.
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