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There are many things that call for your Math and Computer Science skills

There are many things that call for your Math and Computer Science skills

Hi everyone, it’s your career counselor Ms. Neidert here, and I wanted to give you a sense of what awaits you in the job market.  We all know it’s rough out there, but as a Math or Computer Science major, you’re better situated than most students.  Here’s some interesting data to consider.  You’ll notice that computer science is #4 on this list, and that your skills might fall under several of these other majors.

Teaching math is continually in high demand, but your skills can fit in several places here.

Teaching math is continually in high demand, but your skills can fit in several places here.

Replacement openings are another good way to look at your future working life.  The Baby Boomers may stick around a little longer because of the economy, but they can’t do it forever.

More food for thought...

More food for thought...

When you think about “what can I do with this degree?”, I ask you to think about your skills.  You’re probably pretty good at solving complex problems, and maybe even explaining them to others.  You can also navigate complex systems to get your desired outcome, as well as analyze and synthesize a lot of data.  Now, it just becomes a game of deciding where to apply those skills.  If you need guidance, feel free to stop by on the 2nd Floor of Bagby!

What do you think of some of these predictions?  Leave your thoughts in the comments!

(Thanks to the National Association of Colleges and Employers for providing this data)

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