I want to know about the usefulness of a Degree in Bachelors of Science, possibly a math major from one of the top 3 universities in HK. My Cantonese sucks so l couldn't resort to any local forums but from what l have read around. My basic impression of the job market and work culture with regards to engineering/science majors is that they could not get good grades to enroll in Medicine/Law/Business in Uni and were forced to take sci/eng programs.As a result,employers do not really value us and will pay less. Besides that, many international students complain that the locals are not that serious in their studies and that they even manage to drag down the quality of the classroom environment.
While this viewpoint is not totally mistaken since the entry requirement for stem majors is relatively lower. It does force a lot of people to give up their interests for other fields with better job prospects or more security.I don't want to take that path but it would be great if some local hker/old expat can clarify the situation here in HK. Besides teaching in a primary/sec school or getting into a grad school and securing a tenure at a university after a doctorate ( really difficult ).
What other paths can a math major take in HK ?
Finally a touch up question, among all the universities in HK, which one is the best suited for majoring in Mathematics ?