I recently started my studies of mathematics at university. During my high school years, I did a lot of maths, because I was really fascinated of it and wanted to learn more. I even participated, quite successfully, at our national mathematical olympiad. I sometimes have the feeling, my family thinks I'm going to be the new Einstein; none of my family members is really interested in maths. As far as I can tell I'm not above the average math student. My dream however would be to do some research after my masters degree, and not to become a high school teacher or a banker (I have no objection against people doing this). But from what I've seen so far, it seems to me that mathematical research is preserved for the true geniuses, and the average mathematician goes into the industry. Is this true? What are my opportunities?
closed as off-topic by Najib Idrissi, user99914, Claude Leibovici, user147263, Tim Raczkowski Sep 30 '15 at 14:41
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