|Description:||Mathematicians are critical thinkers who analyze, assess situations, and find solutions to problems. Knowledge of mathematics opens gateways to many different professions such as commerce, economics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, or computing. The applications of this knowledge tend to be quite concrete. For example, in economics the predictions of stock markets are based on mathematical models, and individuals understanding these models and their limitations will have distinct advantages.
Aside from practical considerations, mathematics can be a highly satisfying intellectual pursuit. The field of mathematics is quite diverse, and it is a matter of personal taste which aspects you may find most appealing.