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March 27th, 2015, 11:54 AM   #1
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career prospects in applied math and business?

I'm 17 senior year high school in India.
I want to study applied math and business for undergraduate in university. Is it possible doing both at the same time? I want to do my undergrads from us most probably. I've also taken physics, chem, math in high school as my main subjects. I haven't taken business as a subject in high school. Can I still get admission in uni. though? What are the career prospects in studying applied math and business? I'm worried if do this then I might lose a lot of time and money as it could become hard getting good jobs and stuff and I might not be able to pursue my goals.. My interests are in - quantum physics, math computation etc. There is a hype of engineering in India, so most students study engineering here just to get jobs and shit. Even I'm stuck here choosing between engineering or shit but I wanna do something different. Here in India, no-one gets good respected paying job opportunities unless you're an engineer, doctor or a lawyer. I just wanna know what are my job chances if I select these subjects ? I've heard that it's pretty hard for graduate math students to get jobs in companies and they most probably wind up as teachers in schools. I want to do something big, something great. Like for example, running a huge business and being very successful in my field. I'm very confused regarding what field to pursue right now. Please advise me regarding this; I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

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I want to study applied math and business for undergraduate in university. Is it possible doing both at the same time?
Yes. It might take more than 4 years to graduate, though, depending on how you schedule your classes. (4.5 would be typical.)

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I haven't taken business as a subject in high school. Can i still get admission in uni. though?
Yes, they don't expect that you took business in high school.

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What are the career prospects in studying applied math and business?
Lots -- too many to list here. Most (!) of the BLS top-10 jobs, as I recall, are math or math-based, and business is always a good standby.

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My interests are in - quantum physics, math computation etc.
Applied math and business won't get you there, of course -- you'd want something like math or physics and math (double-major or one major and one minor) if you wanted to work with that.

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I just wanna know what are my job chances if I select these subjects ?
Depends very much on which of the various paths you follow. Lots of jobs for business majors, especially with a math background (helps you to stand out). Fewer, but better-paying jobs for math majors -- although it's better here to get at least a master's degree. Not too terribly many jobs for those in physics, but a surprisingly large number of uni-trained physicists get jobs in finance, and those are extremely well-paid.

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I've heard that it's pretty hard for graduate math students to get jobs in companies and they most probably wind up as teachers in schools.
Mathematicians : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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