Going on to graduate school allows me to master what I am studying and may give me a better opportunity to receive a quality job. The Mathematical Association of America says “one of the benefits of studying mathematics is the variety of career paths it provides” (“Mathematics” np). There are many different occupations that a math major can pursue. Personally, I would like to be either an engineer or a teacher. However, there are many other careers that are available like financing, computer science, biomathematics, etc. Other than teaching, all of these careers are rewarding from a salary stand point. Having a degree in mathematics would give me the opportunities to be successful and do what I love to do. Finding a career as a math major may have many options, however, there are only two jobs that are for me. As I said earlier, I would like to be an engineer or a teacher. Engineering is an amazing career because there are so many different types of engineering. The type of engineering I would like to be is a mechanical engineer. Mechanical engineering is something I enjoy because it receives very good pay. Also, mechanical engineers work on all types of technologies and design things to make our lives as we know it much more comfortable. For example, mechanical engineers work on things like air-conditioning and heating. Teaching is also
Tentler 4 a career I would like to pursue because I would get to teach young students about the subject that I enjoy. Teaching is not a high paying job but I really enjoy working with young students and helping them develop and improving their knowledge. For me, teaching is a job that helps you realize that money is not everything and having a connection with people is much more important. These are jobs that I would love to have. However, these jobs will not just be handed to me. Becoming a teacher will be much easier than becoming an engineer. I say this because in today’s society there is a teacher shortage in math and science. To become a math teacher today you do not even have to take education courses to become certified. All teachers need to become certified to teach mathematics is to have a degree in the field and take a test. Having a bachelor’s degree in math will be good enough to teach, however, it will not to become an engineer. Without
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