Thursday, January 08, 2009


I'm not too happy in my current work environment. Perhaps I should consider trying my hand at something else. Mathematician looks good.

Nineteen years ago, Jennifer Courter set out on a career path that has since provided her with a steady stream of lucrative, low-stress jobs. Now, her occupation -- mathematician -- has landed at the top spot on a new study ranking the best and worst jobs in the U.S.


mazenko said...

Thanks for the link. I handed this out to my students and it generated a nice discussion.

jeffsters said...

I'd have to agree with the article - I'm a mathematician and I've been in working in industry for 25 years now and I'm quite happy. I get paid well and I get to do math. What's not to love?

Steve USMA '85 said...

I am a mathematical statistician with a major Federal agency. I'm not going to get rich, but on the other hand, I am making low six figures. Good benefits, low stress, and the best part is that I get to stare at a computer screen and watch numbers scroll by all day.

What's not to love?