Thoughts on Job / Career Prospects for Math/Stats vs Business major [or if lucky, both]
From what I've been reading at least on the Career forum here on RFD , there is really no growing demand for Engineering, except maybe to cover natural attrition from retirements and engineers moving to finance and other fields.
Technology is great but my daughter isn't interested in becoming a programmer or developer and she initially considered Sciences but decided not to pursue any Science program.
So from our family discussion and based on her OUAC (Ontario university applications), she is left with Math/Stats (of course with some Comp Sci) and Business as program choices.
I search up "Mathematics" on indeed and I see this long list
I noticed that many of the job titles include Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Research Analyst, Account Receivable Specialist and Actuarial Analyst.
Is there really a big overlap between Math and Business (outside of Accounting and Management Consulting) programs/courses? When I think of a business program, I think they relate more to the foundation areas of business like: finance, accounting, operations management, sales, marketing, corporate development).
I search "business" in indeed and I get these job titles: Administrative Assistant, Customer Service Representative, Sales Representative, Account Manager, Project Manager, Sales Associate, Project Coordinator, Business Analyst, Account Executive and Business Development Manager.
A couple of these are sales jobs / business development for sure and I'm not so sure a business degree is even required for many of those.
When exactly does overall high level business knowledge get applied in very siloed job functions here in Canada besides in Investment Finance, Consulting, Entrepreneurship/Start-ups? I studied business too but got into auditing and have really not applied much of my learning to my job at the workplace.