I'm very interested in math and science, what careers should I look into ?
I am a high school senior currently and will be moving on to college soon. There's much talk about majors and everybody seems to have a solid answer but me. I know through out the years of high school I enjoyed all of my math courses (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, etc.) and I have enjoyed all my science courses, as well ( Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc.).
It is okay if you don't know what you want to do, but if you want to apply math and science and be a "builder", then I think you should move into engineering. You don't need to know 100% that you want to be an engineer - take a guess why? That is because graduating as an engineer means you are so intelligent you are actually qualified to do so many jobs outside of engineering! I graduated as a chemical engineer and have ventured into project engineering, mechanical engineering, project management, and have even been told I was qualified for pure management or business roles. This is because as an engineer, people can make sound assumptions about your analytical and technical skills. I even know a chemical engineer that graduated, applied to med school, and is now studying to be a doctor!
Also, answer a few questions like how much do you want to make right out of college, what city do you want to live in, how much traveling do you want to do in your career? All of these things can help guide you to a career, with some research.
With your interest in math and science, you might want to look into one of the Engineering fields, perhaps civil, chemical or petroleum engineering. The first year or two you will be taking all the requisite courses which will involve more math (mostly calculus) and science (physics, thermodynamics, mechanics of materials, etc.). You can then focus more on your selected field. Even with the Civil Engineering curriculum, you can choose several routes (structural, geotechnical, water resources, etc).
Click here to explore the different career paths: http://www.asce.org/uploadedFiles/Education_and_Careers/Careers/Content_Pieces/career-path-brochure.pdf
I agree with the first two responses stating that a field in Engineering might be a fine career for you. However, your love of the sciences might make a career in Biology, Chemistry or Physics equally rewarding. So you could try doing what I did. I did not declare a major until near the end of my Sophomore Year in College. This allowed me to take courses across a wide variety of subject areas. In my Sophomore Year, I had a really great class in Biology...of great interest to me. So I ended up Majored in that Field.