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# I like science but not maths, what job should I do?

I find science easy to learn and understand but maths is boring and not really my thing #science #career

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## Leo’s Answer

I think Math is The Language of Science. This is not a coincidence.

So, for instance, will you avoid using Math in Software Development as others have pointed out? Well, if you work in this area, chances are you won't be doing a lot of differential calculus (depending on the job), but you *will* be employing Formal Reasoning and Logic (both areas of Math) pretty much all the time. Also, Algorithms (which are heavily used in Software Development) are written in Math too. It is also possible to prove that Algorithms are correct using only Math -- without having to code anything.

The very foundation of Computing is based on Turing Machines -- also Math. If you study Computer Science you *will* be doing several courses on Math (Algebra, Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Numerical Methods, etc).

What about other areas? Chemistry and Physics are both Math-heavy -- much more so than Software Development. All branches of Engineering use Math. I don't know about Medicine, but I assume they also need some amount of Math as well.

In general, if you get a job in a Science-related field, you *will* be employing some form of Math. I don't think that can be avoided; but you may be able to keep away from areas of Math that you don't like.

I find it interesting that you like Science, but find Math boring. Consider that maybe you haven't had the right Math teacher. Maybe all you need is to find a better Math tutor.

Figure out which areas of Science you like the most and what Math is used in them.
Consider finding a Math tutor, or just finding out more about Math to see if you like it.

So, for instance, will you avoid using Math in Software Development as others have pointed out? Well, if you work in this area, chances are you won't be doing a lot of differential calculus (depending on the job), but you *will* be employing Formal Reasoning and Logic (both areas of Math) pretty much all the time. Also, Algorithms (which are heavily used in Software Development) are written in Math too. It is also possible to prove that Algorithms are correct using only Math -- without having to code anything.

The very foundation of Computing is based on Turing Machines -- also Math. If you study Computer Science you *will* be doing several courses on Math (Algebra, Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Numerical Methods, etc).

What about other areas? Chemistry and Physics are both Math-heavy -- much more so than Software Development. All branches of Engineering use Math. I don't know about Medicine, but I assume they also need some amount of Math as well.

In general, if you get a job in a Science-related field, you *will* be employing some form of Math. I don't think that can be avoided; but you may be able to keep away from areas of Math that you don't like.

I find it interesting that you like Science, but find Math boring. Consider that maybe you haven't had the right Math teacher. Maybe all you need is to find a better Math tutor.

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## Dana’s Answer

Hi there! In many ways, maths is closely related to science. This doesn't mean, however, that you will use the math concepts like equations of all sorts or integrals. You might use things like probabilities in order to make it easy to compute other things needed for other sciences, like chemistry or physics for example.

Here are some domains I thought about:

- Software development (bachelor in Computer Science). I am a software developer and I have never been a maths person. There are a lot of branches in this domain and some of them rarely touch the mathematics sphere. You can look them up online to see what you'd enjoy the most!

- Become a doctor/surgeon/bioengineer

- get a Chemistry or Physics degree and become an engineer, a chemist, or a scientist. (there are multiple opportunities from these degrees)

My advice is to look towards what sciences you enjoy the most, and see what careers can emerge from there. It's perfectly okay to not enjoy maths. However, I believe that math concepts train your brain to think in a logical and clear way, and this can help you in any career you pursue.

Hope this helps and good luck! <3

Here are some domains I thought about:

- Software development (bachelor in Computer Science). I am a software developer and I have never been a maths person. There are a lot of branches in this domain and some of them rarely touch the mathematics sphere. You can look them up online to see what you'd enjoy the most!

- Become a doctor/surgeon/bioengineer

- get a Chemistry or Physics degree and become an engineer, a chemist, or a scientist. (there are multiple opportunities from these degrees)

My advice is to look towards what sciences you enjoy the most, and see what careers can emerge from there. It's perfectly okay to not enjoy maths. However, I believe that math concepts train your brain to think in a logical and clear way, and this can help you in any career you pursue.

Hope this helps and good luck! <3

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## Jai’s Answer

From experience, Mathematicians ends up in a field of education or engineering (computing, electrical, programming, etc) but being good in science you can go into Medicine.

That said, you can't completely get rid of Maths as in science also you do have Maths but in a different way slightly, take an example of Physics and Chemistry you have a lot of calculations related to theorems, chemical compositions, etc. Even in biology you have calculations to do as well.

With technology getting more advanced using cloud, softwares, etc - we would see Maths getting more entrenched into all fields in some ways.

Now on to your question, like science so what job I should do?

My advise is if you could push yourself hard in science then go for Medicine, a Nobel profession with high return or alternatively you can become a Pharmacist, Optician, Microbiologist, Physician, Physiotherapist, Chemical Engineer, etc. Whatever science subjects you take as major or decision you make, ensure you think long term; where you want to be in your life, how successful you want to be, what sort of lifestyle you want, etc to help you figure out right course and profession for you. Right decision taken now will safeguard your foreseeable future and help you fulfill your dreams so workout your plan decisively, timely and smartly thinking ahead!

Best of luck!

Jai

That said, you can't completely get rid of Maths as in science also you do have Maths but in a different way slightly, take an example of Physics and Chemistry you have a lot of calculations related to theorems, chemical compositions, etc. Even in biology you have calculations to do as well.

With technology getting more advanced using cloud, softwares, etc - we would see Maths getting more entrenched into all fields in some ways.

Now on to your question, like science so what job I should do?

My advise is if you could push yourself hard in science then go for Medicine, a Nobel profession with high return or alternatively you can become a Pharmacist, Optician, Microbiologist, Physician, Physiotherapist, Chemical Engineer, etc. Whatever science subjects you take as major or decision you make, ensure you think long term; where you want to be in your life, how successful you want to be, what sort of lifestyle you want, etc to help you figure out right course and profession for you. Right decision taken now will safeguard your foreseeable future and help you fulfill your dreams so workout your plan decisively, timely and smartly thinking ahead!

Best of luck!

Jai