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While many people associate mathematics with teaching, a mathematics degree offers many, many additional opportunities, some of which such as animator or urban designer might surprise you. A few of the occupations in which mathematicians may be found are:
- computer programmer
- forensic analyst
- market researcher
- research scientist
- technical writer
- urban designer
For those interested in teaching, a BA or a BS in mathematics could prepare for a post-baccalaureate education-certification program. Since certification requirements tend to differ from state to state, a student would do well to inquire into the requirements of the target state. For information on Pennsylvania's teacher-certification requirements visit http://www.pde.state.pa.us
Further information about careers involving mathematics is available on the following web sites:
As regards information on careers in physics, the homepage of the American Physical Society at http://www.aps.org has the pull-down menu "Careers in Physics".
A page for physics students is to be at http://www.aps.org/careers/student/index.cfm.
The web site of the American Physical Society is http://aps.org, whereas that of the European Physical Society is http://www.eps.org. Information concerning physical societies and organizations worldwide is http://www.physnet.de/PhysNet/societies.html.