We Use Math In Careers

According to the Wall Street Journal:
Mathematician is considered the Best Job of All Jobs.

Mathematicians median annual income was pegged at $94,160.
The top 3 jobs on the list were:

1. Mathematician
2. Actuary
3. Statistician

5 of the 6 “Best Jobs” in terms of low stress, high compensation, autonomy, and hiring demand in the “Job Related Almanac” by Les Krantz are all math related.

"The top 15 highest-earning college degrees all have one thing in common -- math skills. That's according to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which tracks college graduates' job offers." (read more)

The following is a list of careers that use math and their respective high-end salaries. Click on a career title for more information.

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Salary figures from
the current US Bureau of Labor of Statistics website and represent the
90th percentile.

The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.


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Figures represent salary potential.


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