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Careers in Math and Architecture

Degrees in mathematics can lead to a variety of career options. This Sloan Career Cornerstone Center site offers resources to explore career paths in actuarial science, mathematics, and statistics.  Each section offers resources on earnings, employers, and universities offering degrees in each field.  In addition, the preparation areas provide insight into the courses a student might take, and the importance of internships or other work experiences. www.careercornerstone.org/mathematics/mathematics.htm

StatisticsMathematical Careers: One of the benefits of studying mathematics is the variety of career paths it provides. Analytical thinking is prized by many employers. This site produced by the Mathematical Association of America overviews interesting and popular careers (such as cryptography, finance, actuarial science, and computer science) that are based in math. www.maa.org/careers

Statisticians: The world is becoming more and more quantitative and data focused. Many professions depend on numerical measurements to make decisions in the face of uncertainty. Statisticians use quantitative abilities, statistical knowledge, and communication skills to work on many challenging problems. This site provides information about careers in statistics in a variety of fields. www.amstat.org/careers

Computer scientistComputer Scientists: The rapid and widespread use of computers and information technology has generated a need for highly trained workers proficient in various job functions. These computer specialists include computer scientists, database administrators, and network systems and data communication analysts. Job tasks and occupational titles used to describe these workers evolve rapidly and continually, reflecting new areas of specialization or changes in technology, as well as the preferences and practices of employers. www.careercornerstone.org/compsci/compsci.htm

Architecture Careers: This website is an interactive guide to careers in architecture designed to assist you in becoming an architect! It assists you in learning more about and understanding the process of becoming an architect, and provides sections on preparation prior to beginning an architectural program, the process of selecting an architectural program, how to maximize your architectural education, and links to the accredited programs. www.akropolis.net/~zeus/archcareers/index2.asp

Glass BuildingPeople need places in which to live, work, play, learn, worship, meet, govern, shop, and eat. These places may be private or public; indoors or out; rooms, buildings, or complexes, and architects design them. Architects are licensed professionals trained in the art and science of building design who develop the concepts for structures and turn those concepts into images and plans. This Bureau of Labor Statistics website provides detailed information about educational requirements and job prospects in different types of architecture careers. www.bls.gov/oco/ocos038.htm

Architectural Engineers apply engineering principles to the construction, planning, and design of buildings and other structures. They often work with other engineers and with architects, who focus on function layout or aesthetics of building projects. www.careercornerstone.org/architectural/architectural.htm

LandscapeLandscape Architecture: So what's it like to work as landscape architect and how do you become one? This Career Discovery page answers those questions, and more. It contains stories about and interviews with landscape architects; videos, illustrations and text showcasing brilliant landscape architecture projects; and links to Bureau of Labor Statistics data on the profession. This site provides information about careers in landscape architecture, which involves a combination of creativity, math, and science. www.asla.org/CareerDiscovery.aspx

 

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