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Careers That Count

posted Jun 18, 2010, 9:47 AM by Glenna Buford
Mathematics is a powerful tool for solving practical problems and a highly creative field of study, combining logic and precision with intuition and imagination. The basic goal of mathematics is to reveal and explain patterns---whether the pattern appears as electrical impulses in an animal's nervous system, as fluctuations in stock market prices, or as fine detail of an abstract geometric figure.

This may not sound like the mathematics you're used to. Mathematics can seem to concern only numbers and rules for calculating with them, but in fact it is much more. If you continue to study mathematics, you will discover the creative side of the subject and see how it can be used to solve important problems. And you will find that studying mathematics can lead to a rewarding, well-paying career.