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I graduate in Juna and haven't got a clue what I want to do. I definately don't want to teach and I'm not to keen on finance. I just don't have any ideas or know where to start looking.
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Yeah, I would really like to know this too. I will probably do a maths degree and I have absolutely no interest in working 20 hours a day for an investment bank or whatever most maths graduates go into, even if it does pay a six figure salary.

I know you can go into video games with a maths degree, if you're interested in that kind of thing. This is something I'm considering. It won't pay well and there's very little job security, though.
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Yeah, I would really like to know this too. I will probably do a maths degree and I have absolutely no interest in working 20 hours a day for an investment bank or whatever most maths graduates go into, even if it does pay a six figure salary.

I know you can go into video games with a maths degree, if you're interested in that kind of thing. This is something I'm considering. It won't pay well and there's very little job security, though.
shame you dont want to work for an investment bank, it wouldve been good
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shame you dont want to work for an investment bank, it wouldve been good
Past £60 000 or so, I don't care what money I earn. A big house and posh furniture don't equal happiness.

Sorry to hijack your thread, miss blonde, but can somone tell me if there are any mathematical jobs in health care? After a lot of research I have decided that medicine probably isn't for me, but I'd love to go into some other sort of medicine-related career.
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Past £60 000 or so, I don't care what money I earn. A big house and posh furniture don't equal to happiness.

Sorry to hijack your thread, miss blonde, but can somone tell me if there are any mathematical jobs in health care? After a lot of research I have decided that medicine probably isn't for me, but I'd love to go into some other sort of medicine-related career.

wouldnt it be better if you earn a vasst ammount of money first then do what you like later?
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wouldnt it be better if you earn a vasst ammount of money first then do what you like later?
In theory that sounds great, but in reality I don't think it will happen. Once you get a taste for fast cars and 2 holidays a year, you are unlikely to want to give them up.
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In theory that sounds great, but in reality I don't think it will happen. Once you get a taste for fast cars and 2 holidays a year, you are unlikely to want to give them up.
then why give up?
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(Original post by Harry Potter)
Past £60 000 or so, I don't care what money I earn. A big house and posh furniture don't equal happiness.

Sorry to hijack your thread, miss blonde, but can somone tell me if there are any mathematical jobs in health care? After a lot of research I have decided that medicine probably isn't for me, but I'd love to go into some other sort of medicine-related career.
You can go into medical statistics, and things like that. I don't really fancy stats either though, so I'm a bit screwed. Or you could do finance for the medical profession, other than that I can't think of much else.
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Just my two pence:

They say you can do virtually anything with a maths degree as the transferable skills are so desirable. So the world is your oyster with a 2:1 or better in maths.

My teacher said they (don't know who they are) are considering offering fee-free university places for maths undergraduats, as not enough people are applying to do maths. My opinion on this is that the A-Level should be made harder. I personally am intimidated by the difficulty of university maths (and the jump from A-Level) and am thinking of switching to economics when and if I meet my offer. If the A-Level was just a bit harder there'd be less of a jump and people would feel more prepared for university maths. But then if A-level maths is harder fewer people will take it. So, make the GCSE harder.
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Just my two pence:

They say you can do virtually anything with a maths degree as the transferable skills are so desirable. So the world is your oyster with a 2:1 or better in maths.
That's exactly what my teacher says.

(Original post by XTinaA)
My teacher said they (don't know who they are) are considering offering fee-free university places for maths undergraduats, as not enough people are applying to do maths. My opinion on this is that the A-Level should be made harder. I personally am intimidated by the difficulty of university maths (and the jump from A-Level) and am thinking of switching to economics when and if I meet my offer. If the A-Level was just a bit harder there'd be less of a jump and people would feel more prepared for university maths. But then if A-level maths is harder fewer people will take it. So, make the GCSE harder.
I heard about the fees thing too. Although I'd obviously like not having to pay fees, I bet everyone in the year before would take a gap year, so there'd be a huge rise in admissions.

I think making the A-Level more like University maths would be a good idea, but unfortunately they're doing the opposite. From next year, a lot of the pure modules are being watered down because maths is perceived as being too hard.
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I think making the A-Level more like University maths would be a good idea, but unfortunately they're doing the opposite. From next year, a lot of the pure modules are being watered down because maths is perceived as being too hard.
Maths ought to be hard, it's one of those subjects you need a lot of skill and/or enthusiasm for. It's not for dossers.

My teacher told me about AQA's plan for the new syllabus, basing it on syllabus A. They're taking the stats from Methods and some from S1, making the new S1. The rest of S1 and some of S2 are the new S2. And so on. Meanwhile the pure maths from Methods and some from P1 becomes C1. The rest of P1 and some of P2 becomes C2, and so on. The mechanics and discrete modules are being watered down too. Which is a bit thick because they're fairly easy anyway. It's P2 that's really supposed to hurt, even then it's not so hard that a bit of work can't see you through it.
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Maths ought to be hard, it's one of those subjects you need a lot of skill and/or enthusiasm for. It's not for dossers.

My teacher told me about AQA's plan for the new syllabus, basing it on syllabus A. They're taking the stats from Methods and some from S1, making the new S1. The rest of S1 and some of S2 are the new S2. And so on. Meanwhile the pure maths from Methods and some from P1 becomes C1. The rest of P1 and some of P2 becomes C2, and so on. The mechanics and discrete modules are being watered down too. Which is a bit thick because they're fairly easy anyway. It's P2 that's really supposed to hurt, even then it's not so hard that a bit of work can't see you through it.
Ah...

It seems a bit pointless me doing M1 early if it's going to be easier next year.
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Past £60 000 or so, I don't care what money I earn. A big house and posh furniture don't equal happiness.

Sorry to hijack your thread, miss blonde, but can somone tell me if there are any mathematical jobs in health care? After a lot of research I have decided that medicine probably isn't for me, but I'd love to go into some other sort of medicine-related career.
Radiography- which is quite physics based with radiation etc. not taht well paid though. raidiology after a medical degree (ie doctors) is intensely physics and mathematics and get paid a lot.
Look up epidemiology (for world health organisaion etc) -that's statistics stuff with disease prevalence.
also there's degrees like medical engineering. building machines used in medicine.
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I know you can go into video games with a maths degree, if you're interested in that kind of thing. This is something I'm considering. It won't pay well and there's very little job security, though.
Depending on the part of videogaming you're looking to go into, it might be rather hard to do this job without some sort of degree in computing. I agree that perhaps mathmaticians have a part when it comes to, oh... figuring out a flight pattern of a ball, but it might be somewhat different than someone with a maths degree attempting to actually /program/ a game.
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Just my two pence:

They say you can do virtually anything with a maths degree as the transferable skills are so desirable. So the world is your oyster with a 2:1 or better in maths.
Slight problem there then, there isn't a change I'll get a 2:1
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how dya get in to gchq? must be quite cool to work in a top secret agency like that....
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