U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Oregon > Portland
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-10-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, AR
7 posts, read 13,015 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

My partner and I are moving out there the beginning of May. We've talked about it for years and a position with my employer opened up and ... fast forward two months and I have a job offer. We will be able to skim by on my income but its always discouraging to think about his prospects. He has a math degree with about a year of grad school, but hasn't found anything but temp work over the last year and nothing relevant to his field. And that's in an area that's considered above average. I think he is going to have a hard time finding something when we make it to Portland. But on the bright side, we are not going to starve. While we should be able to afford a one bedroom in the 750 range, we are going to pull back to a more sensible 650,if we find one that seems safe and clean. We are mostly looking in Beaverton or Hillsboro.
I've read this forum off and on for literally years, but didn't want to post a "I want to move to Portland" thread when I wasn't really ready to go. But here we are now. So... Hi everyone :-)
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-10-2013, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
10,871 posts, read 18,705,158 times
Reputation: 7871
Hard to tell what job opportunities may open up once your partner has a local address. Just keep your financial commitments low and shoot for the stars.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-10-2013, 09:28 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
6,466 posts, read 12,491,561 times
Reputation: 3555
Math degree = Accountant? I can't think of many other jobs in the Portland area that can use a math degree...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-10-2013, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
10,871 posts, read 18,705,158 times
Reputation: 7871
A degree in mathematics is applicable in a number of fields. For example, the UofO softweare engineering is in the Departmet of Mathematics. A lot depends on the focus of the math graduate. And no, math degree =/ Accountant. I have an (old) degree in math, daughter is a CPA, not at all the same thing.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-10-2013, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
21,697 posts, read 26,005,788 times
Reputation: 35724
A math degree is very useful in the insurance business. Math is used by underwriters, actuaries, raters and a few others that aren't coming to mind right now but there is another posibility to look into.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-10-2013, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Portlandish, OR
955 posts, read 1,706,903 times
Reputation: 1024
my husband has a math degree and he works in HR management. he originally started as an actuary. welcome to portland!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-10-2013, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
1,012 posts, read 1,429,140 times
Reputation: 521
If you move to Beaverton, don't forget to eat at Hae Rim - best Korean food in town!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-11-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
10,871 posts, read 18,705,158 times
Reputation: 7871
Math is very valuable for large employer's HR functions. Compensation Specialists use it all the time, it is also critical for analyzing the effectiveness of recruiting, promotion practices and for assuring that terminations don't have an adverse impact on older workers, women or minorities.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-11-2013, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
2,486 posts, read 4,602,433 times
Reputation: 2815
I work in IT with a couple of people who have UO math degrees.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-11-2013, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
8,000 posts, read 15,889,126 times
Reputation: 2814
I think math is needed in any job you do. Its why we have the three "r"s
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Oregon > Portland

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:46 PM.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top