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Where could you get by studying mathematics at university?

By Akin Solanke

Before you start studying mathematics at university, you should understand that since it’s such a broad subject it can prepare you for a very wide range of careers. What you need to do first, then, is to start thinking about your other interests and talents, to see how you can apply them to your studies with a view to your future career – and at that point, you can decide which particular branch of mathematics you should be specialising in.

Since math is such a fundamental part of science and technology, employers in those fields are always on the lookout for mathematicians. The discipline of statistics is also closely linked to mathematics, and is as useful for science and technology as it is for less technical fields, like those in the financial sector.

So studying mathematics means you’ve got the best of both worlds: if you love working with numbers but you’re not happy working in a laboratory or workshop, then the more comfortable world of banking, insurance and finance is ready and waiting for you. On the other hand, if you’re looking for adventure when it comes to your workplace then the oil, gas and petroleum industries are always looking for mathematicians. So, too are the engineering and medical industries, the nuclear power industry… and even the government (although how much of an adventure working there would be, who’s to say?).

Whichever industry you go into, your employer will be looking for skills including excellent numeracy, acquisition and handling of data, analysis and interpretation of that data, searching for patterns, and drawing conclusions from those patterns… and then communicating those conclusions effectively. Studying mathematics will also mean you need to show that you can look at problems, formulate theories and apply those theories to create solutions to those problems.

So no matter whether you see your future in the realms of research or a more or business oriented environment, like in the head office of an insurance company, all you have to do is decide where you want your mathematics studies to take you – and go for it!

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