9780071448598

Great Jobs for Math Majors, Second ed.

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    9780071448598

  • ISBN10:

    0071448594

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-10-12
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

"What can I do with a degree in math?" You've worked hard for that math degree. Now what? Sometimes, the choice of careers can seem endless. The most difficult part of a job search is starting it. This is where Great Jobs for Math Majorscomes in. Designed to help you put your major to work, this handy guide covers the basics of a job search and provides detailed profiles of careers in math. From the worlds of finance and science to manufacturing and education, you'll explore a variety of job options for math majors and determine the best fit for your personal, professional, and practical needs. Do you want to be an actuary? Work in the banking industry? Program computers? In this updated edition, you'll find: Job-search basics such as crafting r#xE9;sum#xE9;s and writing cover letters Self-assessment exercises to help determine your professional fit Investigative tools to help you find the perfect job Networking tips to get your foot in the door before your r#xE9;sum#xE9; is even sent True tales from practicing professionals about everyday life on the job Current statistics on earnings, advancement, and the future of the profession Resources for further information, including journals, professional associations, and online resources

Author Biography

Stephen E. Lambert is the director of career services at Plymouth State College in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Ruth J. DeCotis is the director of recruitment services at Plymouth State College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
PART ONE: THE JOB SEARCH
1 The Self-Assessment
3(16)
2 The Résumé and Cover Letter
19(18)
3 Researching Careers and Networking
37(18)
4 Interviewing and Job Offer Considerations
55(16)
PART TWO: THE CAREER PATHS
5 Introduction to the Mathematics Career Paths
71(8)
6 The Math Job You Know Best
79(28)
7 Jobs Using Math as the Primary Skill
107(34)
8 Working Toward an Advanced Degree
141(26)
9 Math in the Marketplace
167(36)
Index 203

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