math side hmmm? im starting school myself, im enrolled in a bachelors program that doesnt involve too much math. its an MCSE program, which ill have at my 2 year point. i would def go get your MCSE and you should make good money after that. $35-45k to start, and final goal is $80k+.
i talk to alot of people about school, and i prolly come across "graphic designers" more then any other major. its a nice hobby, but keep that seperate from career. your right in that it doesnt pay much unless you know people in a way to advance ahead of time, dont even bother. def. go for comp science related field as this is more valuable. and you'll feel alot smarter when your done w/it