In what industries or more specifically in what companies do cryptographers normally get hired ? How are career opportunities ?
Currently I'm majoring in mathematics at a university in Denmark, and therefore I've started to think about future job-possibilies.
Personally I really love cryptography, and I've been styduing a lot of elementary number theory as well as abstract algebra. Also I've taken some courses in theoretical computer science.
However, searching on Google it seems that companies are only employing mathematicians with skills in analysis and quantative finance. I've not yet found any job where the title or description mentions something about cryptography.
I know that an idea should only be implemented once, whereby software developers can use the idea without knowing the specifics. Does cryptography get developed only a very few places ?
I've read that NSA in USA hire cryptographers. Is the trend that only national intelligence agencies hire cryptographers to develop special cryptography schemes ? And then everything else is developed at universites and implemented once ?
How are the career oppurnities for a cryptographer ?