20080923, 09:16  #1  
"Richard B. Woods"
Aug 2002
Wisconsin USA
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LowStress Job with High Potential? Mathematician
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20080923, 13:51  #2 
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
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I can't agree with the "lowstress" part. As an undergrad, I had to deal with severe sleep deprivation (routinely less than 6 hours of sleep a day) to finish homework. And there was a continual fear of getting an unacceptable grade.
Having said that, being a professor is probably a very different experience... 
20080923, 14:12  #3  
"Ben"
Feb 2007
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20080923, 14:15  #4 
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
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What does IANAM mean?

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"Tim Sorbera"
Aug 2006
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20080923, 14:29  #6 
"Ben"
Feb 2007
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20080923, 14:52  #7 
Tribal Bullet
Oct 2004
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If you want to be a mathematician but want lots of stress too:
 Wall Street / quantitative finance  Nuclear weapons research (checking simulation results is forbidden by treaty)  Numerical weather prediction (daily forecast has 24hour hardrealtime contraints)  Work for the NSA (don't they employ ~30% of the mathematicians in the US?) Just 'cuz it's math, doesn't mean it has to be in academia... 
20080923, 16:15  #8 
∂^{2}ω=0
Sep 2002
República de California
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All your "Laurence Shitkan, PhD" are belong to us.
[Except possibly for a subset of vanishing measure.] 
20080923, 20:17  #9 
Cranksta Rap Ayatollah
Jul 2003
641 Posts 
I notice that Actuaries get a similar type of treatment in lists of jobs, usually saying that they work good hours, minimal stress, high income, etc. etc.
what both of these things fail to mention is that it's a (relatively) easy life because the paths to get there are going to stress you out. If math grad school doesn't stress you out, either you're going to a crappy school or you couldn't be anything BUT a mathematician. (and if the 510 years of being an actuarial student isn't stressful, then you're just lucky) 
20080924, 02:39  #10  
"Richard B. Woods"
Aug 2002
Wisconsin USA
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20080924, 06:59  #11  
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"𒉺𒌌𒇷𒆷𒀭"
May 2003
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