101 Careers in Mathematics

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Andrew Sterrett
MAA, 2002 - Mathematics - 340 pages
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The authors of the essays in the this volume describe a wide variety of careers for which a background in the mathematical sciences is useful. Each of the jobs presented show real people in real jobs. Their individual histories, demonstrate how the study of mathematics helped them land good paying jobs in predictable places like IBM, AT&T, and American Airlines, and in surprising places like FedEx Corporation, L.L. Bean, and Perdue Farms, Inc. You will also learn about job opportunities in the Federal Government, as well as exciting careers in the arts, sculpture, music and television. There are really no limits to what you can do if you are well prepared in mathematics.The degrees earned by the authors profiled here, range from bachelors to masters to Ph.D. in approximately equal numbers. Most of the writers use the mathematical sciences on a daily basis in their work; others rely on the general problem-solving skills acquired in mathematics as they deal with complex issues.Students should not overlook the articles in the Appendix that are reprinted from the MAA's student magazine, "Math Horizons" These articles provide valuable advice on looking for a job and on the expectations of industry.

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Preface to the First Edition xi
Jeffrey Zane Anderson Industrial Engineer Commonwealth Aluminum 2
Ron Bousquet R D Project Manager HewlettPackard Company 16
Carmody Manager of Systems Engineering PRC Inc 26
Mary K Cooney Mathematics Editor Simon Schuster Inc 40
Sarah Cullen Senor Professional Relations Representative
Paula Duckett Elementary School Mathematics Specialist 62
Rol Fessenden Director of Inventory Control LL Bean 76
Maria Klawe Dean of Science University of British Columbia 130
Donna F Lawson Economist National Oceanic
Legault Research Fishery Biologist NOAA Fisheries 142
Valerie Lopez Actuarial Associate Towers Perrin 152
Patrick Dale McCray Systems Project Leader C D Searle Co 162
Meza Numerical Analyst Sandia National Laboratories 166
Michael J Murray Java Developer IBM Global Services 176
Preston Systems Engineer Lucent Technologies 190

John F Hamilton Research Associate Eastman Kodak Company 96
Jerry W Highfill Mathematical Statistician
Clare Johnson Professor of Mathematics
J Arthur Jones President Futura Technologies 116
Mark A Reynolds Operations Research Manager USAir Inc 198
Peter Rosenthal Professor University of Toronto 204
Jeffrey A Schneider Secondary Mathematics Teacher 218

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