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Trying to find the right career path

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Richard Bender Davenport, FL

I am having a hard time finding a career that will be challenging while still allowing me the opportunity to use my analytical math skills.

1 February 2019 3 replies General

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Advisor

Jennifer Polhemus Santa Monica, CA

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Advisor

David Andersen Alexandria, VA

Richard,
With a bachelors degree in finance and accounting, and a love for analytical math, you may want to consider one of the following:
- management consulting - business analysts work with finance numbers daily to try and decode solutions for complex business problems
- Data analyst/scientist - you will need to get some coding experience, but it is a great job for people who like manipulating data to develop insights

also take a look at the following link for jobs for people who like math https://www.trade-schools.net/articles/jobs-for-math-majors.asp#entry-level

All the best
David

Advisor

Andrea Bryant New York, NY

Hello Richard,

Thanks for your question. Finding the right career path is a daunting task for any of us, especially if you haven't been exposed to all of the possibilities. I would recommend beginning here:

https://www.onetonline.org/

This will give you a better idea of the industry that may be your calling. Once you've identified some potential areas, I would suggest using this site, specifically the Community feature, to find advisors in your areas of interest. Careers, companies and thus possibilities can be varied, and building a network of those who have experience would be invaluable in helping you to determine how to move forward.

Keep us updated on what you decide, and keep posting questions as you narrow down a great fit for your future!

Best,

Andrea

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