Economy? Unpredictable. Math? Constant.

As the world's volatile economic situation fluctuates from day to day, a degree in a high-demand field provides an added security benefit. This Wall Street Journal article profiles a young math grad. in California whose job as an actuary is among the top jobs in the nation, based on environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands and stress.

While the nation faces its highest unemployment rates in decades, a little job security can go a long way.

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Quality of education

There is a growing body of evidence that shows that young people across the country are losing interest in key science studies. The quality of math and science education must be improved in the USA. However, in reality, it will take far longer to accomplish than they might think – US educators can't even get students to accept that "irregardless" isn't a word, and the difference between their, they're, and there – our students can't even learn their own language! It's a noble aim, to be sure, but throwing money at it may not work in the long run. Parents and teachers need to exert extra effort to encourage these children to take more interest on such subjects.

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.


 

$126,000/yr
Actuary
$160,000/yr
Physician
$187,199/yr
Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
Attorney
$187,199/yr
$155,490/yr
$102,250/yr
Climatologist
$132,130/yr
$147,670/yr
$105,581/yr

Figures represent salary potential.

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Dr. Cary Oberije, a postdoctoral researcher in The Netherlands, has found that mathematical models can be used to accurately predict patients' responses to treatment. Prediction models were used to analyze lung cancer patients' likelihood of survival and...

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