What can a PhD do?
So I'm a hs senior currently in the process of applying to undergraduate programs and I've decided to major in computer science and minor/additional major in math (haven't decided between pure, discrete, or applied). The idea of doing research and "whatnot" (I'm 17 idk what PhDs do) appeals to me and I do want to get a doctorate at some point in either CS or math. What jobs (and salary) would be available to PhDs? If it helps, my life's goal is to win the Turing Award (although the Abel Prize or the Fields Medal would be pretty sweet). Also, I really like calculus and I probably wouldn't have been interested in math without it.4 replies