How can I make a lot with a mathematics major?

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Be a quant in finance. Take Econometrics if you can

One of my dear friends is a mathematician who codes in a variety of languages.

Using his math knowledge, he was able to write more efficient code, and solve programming problems that others had trouble solving.

It is a path he took, and it may not be one for everyone.

My coworker is a math major and works as a data scientist. Can make decent money but need to have programming/engineering skills at least somewhat. He gained these skills through side projects.

You can go into programming or engineering. A lot of related roles are in demand right now with a competitive salary. Of course, the company would be another factor for that.

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