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As of now, I am pursuing a degree in math with my concentration being mostly on the applied side. I got into a grad level differential equations course over the summer and got an A. That being said, I am playing with the idea of a PhD in Applied Math but there's one problem. At this point, I'm pretty burned out. I love math, but I'm afraid that if I make it my job, I'll start to hate it. Would getting an MBA and climbing the corporate ladder instead be a terrible idea? I figure that way I can still make it a hobby. Thanks for any and all input

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If you feel burnt out, take a break! They're important! –  Zach L. Aug 20 '13 at 6:10
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This site is probably not a good place to ask for advice on getting an MBA and climbing the corporate ladder. –  Jonas Meyer Aug 20 '13 at 6:11
    
I figured my question may not be great for this forum, but I'm really confused on what to do at this point and I thought it was worth a shot. There's just nowhere you can talk to someone about careers. –  chs21259 Aug 20 '13 at 6:17
    
You will never know what you are good at before you do. You will know what you are interested before you do. Do something you can but not bored is important. If you think finding a job will make your life better, you can do it. A PhD is not as hard as you think, but it brings a long time of anxious in you mind when you are a student. Don't ask other people about it. You will and have to figure out. Best wishes. –  eccstartup Aug 20 '13 at 6:23
    
It might help to read math.stackexchange.com/questions/71874/… or math.stackexchange.com/questions/365005/…. Not exactly the question you asked, but related. –  bubba Aug 20 '13 at 7:45