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What types of engineering jobs are available to someone with a degree in mathematics?

I've read online that with a degree in mathematics you have tons of career opportunities, but although math is the core of engineering I'm unsure of exactly how someone with a general bachelors math degree would enter into the engineering field? Would you need to have a specialized option towards engineering (which would possibly close off other career opportunities), or would the general degree be enough in itself?

Asked By: aaronm - 5/8/2010
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Without a MS in some field of engineering, there's virtually no chance you'll do any type of engineering work. It's true, engineering requires math as a foundation, but math does NOT teach you about (for instance in Civil Engineering) retaining wall analysis, mat foundations, wastewater treatment (chemistry... More
Answered By: Jared - 5/10/2010
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you will NEED an engineering degree. An MS in engineering on top of the mathematics BS would be a great combo
Answered By: scott_chicago_69 - 5/8/2010
 
I don't think you will NEED an engineering degree. you can still work in engineering field as a mathematician. I am sure you can find a job in plenty of R&D firms..I had a professor who was a mathematician and who worked in Boeing's engineering dep. a friend of mine who was a math major interned for PJM (a regional... More
Answered By: phillyspring65 - 5/8/2010
 
Somebody with a mathematics degree could potentially get an engineering related job, though it might not be very easy. Usually if somebody with a non-engineering degree has an engineering-related career, they have a Physics degree. With engineering, mathematics is more of a means to an end, making a degree of your math... More
Answered By: Mike M. - 5/8/2010
 
I worked with many computer engineers at Hewlett Packard who had degrees in mathematics.
Answered By: scottsdalehigh64 - 5/8/2010
 
you would have to go back and do another bachelors in engineering (u can use your math background as credit of course) or you can use it to do a masters MPhil. or PhD. in engineering.......depending on which part of the world you live... More
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Answered By: Nikita - 5/9/2010
 
you could become a designer. It is engineering related but it is not the same career path as an engineer. I know of 2 people now who make 6 figures as cont. inst. designers. they both have associates degrees in math with a few supporting course credits in the field. One of them is my father. It takes about 4 years... More
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Answered By: Ron - 1/19/2014
 
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