yes you can be in applied math
It is applied math. Math is the purest form there is. psychology is applied biology, which is applied chemistry, which is applied physics, which is applied math, which is pure PURE
It depends on what you want from it.
Teaching monkeys math.
A. C. Bajpai has written: 'Fortran and algol' 'The teaching of statistics in the social sciences' 'Applied math' -- subject(s): Mathematics
Acountants use math all the time.
Science - more precisely, the so-called "exact sciences", such as physics and chemistry - is, to a great extent, applied math. You can teach some basic concepts without going into details into the math, but to get a precise description of the concepts involved, you will need math sooner or later.
Pedagogical means related to teaching, such as pedagogical methods for teaching math.
academic math is more harder than applied or regular math.