Advice about Applied Math

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  1. Skyline-7

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    I'm really interested to study Applied Maths, could you give me any suggestion or advice on what should I pay attention during the studies? Also I would like to give me your opinion about the program (it's 4 year) that I would enroll in - would it give me good enough base for employment and possible Masters degree later on? Thanks.

    Here's the prog.(by years):

    I
    -Analysis 1
    -Linear algebra
    -Geometry 1
    -Introduction to mathematical logic
    -Programming 1-1
    -Programming 1-2
    II
    -Analysis 2
    -Algebra 1
    -Geometry 2
    -Geometry 3
    -Discrete mathematics
    -Introduction to Numerical Mathematics
    -Introduction to computer organization and architecture 1
    -Object-Oriented Programming
    -Web programming
    III
    -Analysis 3-1
    -Analysis 3-2
    -Algebra 2
    -Geometry 4
    -Differential equations 1-1
    -Differential equations 1-2
    -Numerical Analysis 1-1
    -Numerical Analysis 1-2
    -Complex functions
    -Introduction to the theory of extremal problems
    -Introduction to relational databases
    IV
    -Probability and Statistics 1-1
    -Probability and Statistics 1-2
    -Numerical analysis 2-1
    -Numerical analysis 2-2
    -Calculus of variations
    -Methods of mathematical programming
    -Basics of mathematical modeling
    -Introduction to Theoretical Mechanics
    -The equations of mathematical physics
    -Teaching Mathematics and Computing

    and several elective courses in last year:
    -Partial equations
    -Game Theory with Applications
    -Operations research
    -Database Programming
     
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  2. modi123

    modi123 2[H]4U

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    Employment in what?

    Anyone can jump into a masters.. so.. sure.
     
  3. Skyline-7

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    I was thinking medicine, biotech or something related to telecommunication and computer networks.
     
  4. modi123

    modi123 2[H]4U

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    Networking? Where abouts is that in your schedule there? To know telecom you need actual info on telecom.

    Not to mention medicine/biotech is a whole different field than networking... well unless you want to do networking as a career and just happen to get into a hospital's support staff... which, then, makes small sense why you would say those first and not just 'networking and comms'.
     
  5. Skyline-7

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    I just thought about networking like a backup, the first thing that came to my mind was the field of medicine.

    Anything that can relate to it in any way that I see are databases.

    That's why I asked in the first place because I wanted to know is this good for a job that revolves around using math knowledge in medicine or pharmacy ( that's my wish anyway) and if not in what fields could I find a job with this kind of knowledge (because math is something that I really love)?
     
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    As for medicine - math to be involved.

    Thanks for the links, I've got a clearer picture and made a short list of what I could do (maybe it's still a bit long):

    Statistician
    Operational researcher
    Data analyst
    Research scientist (maths)
    Logistics
    Market-research
    Quantity surveyor
    Meteorologist

    The first 4 or 5 make the most sense to think about in the future.
     
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  8. pixelbaker

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    Ok... So which of those interests you most? In my experience, I degree is useless unless you know what you're interested in pursuing. Choose a path and begin specializing as those can be wildly different even from a technical/educational perspective.
     
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    Statistician & Data analyst, they are sort of similar - I would give advantage to Statistician for sure. When you say to choose a path, do you mean graduate studies and beyond or deepening & broadening knowledge outside the boundaries of the plan or program in the context of what I will learn?
     
  10. pixelbaker

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    You can always begin learning outside a formal education. That will put you in a much better place when you're looking for employment after school. I would do both, but knowing what you're truly interested in the key.
     
  11. Skyline-7

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    Could you give an example?...

    Then that "knowledge" must have an big influence when choosing electives, doesn't it?
     
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    I would start by checking out job boards for job descriptions that match what you think would be interesting. Look at the skills and tasks that employers expect and desire. Begin learning as much as you can about those areas, tools, and job functions in your own time. Electives should be used to specialize your degree and will still end up being relatively broad. Get involved with any clubs or groups through your school to practice the skills that are directly applicable to your future career. Look for as much on-the-job training as you can find be it a full-time/part-time/internship position in the field. Coming out of school with a degree *and* some real applicable experience will vastly set you apart from other job candidates. You'll also have a much better grasp on what it actually means to work in the field.
     
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  13. Skyline-7

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    Thanks for a very good advice, pixelbaker:). The first thing that comes to my mind is Python which can't be found anywhere in the program description and MySQL which is (there are c#, java, fortran, matematica, matlab & maple) and those two are very in demand. I think I will start from that and then find some internship like you said, but I don't think anybody will want me - at least not before I start going to 3-rd year of college.