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The Lack of Math and Science Majors are a Symptom, Not the Cause — 5 Comments

  1. Nonsense. I myself was a math major. Can’t describe how hard I worked.
    Always did a little bit more. The classes were no more than 5-10 students in a class because of the degree of difficulty and amount of study. I have never worked or had a chance to apply more than 5% of my skills. Never worked as a mathematician. Only thing close was as an engineer. Even those opportunities dried up. Only a small percentage of trained people will ever work in mathematics or engineering. Because of the instability of employers many of these careers will not last more than 5-10 years.
    End of story.

    • What did you end of doing for work ? I earned a masters in 1990. I removed my masters from my resume to get work as a clerk . My masters in math kills job opportunities for me. I am considering studying chemistry instead.

  2. Yes it is. I totally agree with George. I am also a Math major and I totally see what George is saying. When passing over the 300 level of math, there were only one or two math classes to choose from (when there were around 20 from sociology or art), and only few students on those classes. Who wants to study mathematics when you can make almost the same working as a clerk, on entertainment, sociology, etc?
    This country has pampered industries that produce worthless professions for the real world, i.e. the entertainment industry, the music industry, the sports industry, film, extreme sports, etc.

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