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Alternative career

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by someone586, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. someone586

    someone586 New commenter

    I am looking for some advice please.

    I have decided that I will not stay in teaching forever and would like to move to an office based job. After being a maths teacher for seven years what sort of job could I move to?

  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Maths offers loads of opportunities. You could try asking the National Careers Service, or even your Uni Careers Service; they may help you too.

    Then read this to see if this gives you any ideas; however, it is not maths-specialist focusses, more general, so you would be likely to have more choice than, say, a RE graduate:

    I want to leave teaching

    Best wishes


  3. MineField

    MineField New commenter

    I have a friend who works in insurance - she uses her maths all the time (statistics mainly). It's very well paid, and apart from the occasional overnight stay, she rarely has to work over her hours, she also works from home (now that she is more experienced - she worked in the City before then). There's also accountancy, actuary, trainee bank manager? The pharmaceutical industry need biostatisticians, to analyse all the data coming out of clinical trials - it's a well paid industry, and generally treat their employees very well. Any industry that requires data analysis will employee mathematicians. eg. Pensions might be another thing to look into? What about computer programming? Have you tried looking at Prospects? - it's one of those questionnaires that is supposed to tell you the sort of career you'd like based on your answers, so usually wildly inaccurate, but it might give you some ideas at least. Another way to get ideas, is to just put words like "maths" (or whatever else you want your job to include) into jobs websites, and see what they come up with. There's loads of jobs websites out there. The only trouble with all of these ideas, is that they will all pay well eventually, but you will have to start at the bottom.
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    There you are - some practical suggestions for careers totally different from teaching.

    Thank you @MineField !

    Best wishes


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