As a new English teacher, I want to encourage all my students to pursue a career in English, Education or something of the like..after all, math is evil.
But in this world, we need more and more people ready to meet the challenges of a society that relies upon math and science. The basis for all of these jobs and needs is math, of course, and the two jobs that pop up everywhere seem to be Number (Financial, etc.) Analysts and Accountants.
To prove my point, and to make this post short. General Motors, CitiBank, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and Circuit City (yes, the bankrupt Circuit City) all have JOB POSTINGS up looking for both Financial Analysts and Accountants. In other words, even if a company is laying off thousands and thousands of employees, there is still such a strong need for these types of careers that even as the ship is sinking, they still need people to jump on board.