Les Krantz, author of The Jobs
Rated Almanac, has recently completed a study
ranking 200 jobs from best to worst. The criteria used were stress,
physical demands, hiring outlook, compensation, and work environment.
The top 20 jobs are as follows:
Check out the article "Why It Pays to Be a Math Geek" on www.careerbuilder.com. Also read about the attributes math majors have for which they are frequently hired.
Here are various links to nonacademic job opportunities for mathematics majors.
Check out a website maintained by Luchsinger Mathematics listing all sorts of job opportunities for mathematicians all over the world (including the US)!!
Don't forget to check out our own alumni questionnaires!!
You might want to look at the following books published by the Mathematical Association of America:
101 Careers in Mathematics, Andrew Sterrett, Editor
She Does Math! (Real-Life Problems from Women on the Job), Marla Parker, Editor
On a related matter, see Agnes Scott College's wonderful history of women in mathematics.
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