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Top Careers Made Possible By Math

May 21, 2021


What do doctors, investors, accountants, dentists, engineers and market researchers have in common? (Besides great jobs, that is?) It's MATH. They all have successfully navigated mathematics. 

The numbers don't lie.... math is great at opening doors of opportunity. In fact, learning math builds skills necessary for almost every career. According to the University of Kentucky, when you learn math, you're also learning:

  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • analytical thinking
  • quantitative reasoning
  • ability to manipulate precise and intricate ideas
  • ability to construct logical arguments and expose illogical arguments
  • communication
  • time management

Some of the most rewarding and in-demand jobs are reserved for students apt in mathematics. WordWideLearn lists the top 5 jobs made possible by math:


1. Statistician. "As a statistician, not only do you get to apply your beloved mathematical principles to data, you could specialize and get a geek-supreme job title like econometrician (statisticians who analyze economic data) or biostatistician (the statisticians of the health industry). Statistics show up in just about every industry and almost all government agencies employ math whizzes with a knack for collecting, analyzing, and making conclusions about data such as opinion polls, company earnings, or the latest flu virus.”

2. Actuary.  “If the Magic 8-ball never held your interest because you knew about probability theory at the age of 9, a career as an actuary may be a decent prediction for your future. Actuaries use math to assess risk and predict the probability of future events such as accidents and death.

You'll need to have a bachelor's degree in math and be able to pass an actuarial exam before you start making predictions, a job that can earn you almost $120,970 a year.”

3. Mathematician.  “Not all mathematicians sit in a room with a whiteboard trying to figure out math problems that have never been solved-- that's just some of them, the theoretical type. Some mathematicians called cryptanalysts are code breakers-- they analyze and decipher encryption systems and codes. 

To be a mathematician and earn an average of $107,280 a year, you'll need a master's or doctorate degree in mathematics. Through 2018-28, jobs for mathematicians will increase by 30 percent!”

4. Operations Research Analyst.  “In lieu of flipping a coin, tech-savvy math geeks can choose to be operations research analysts-- professionals who use math and technology to help others make better decisions. A simple question like, "Should I major in math?" might be solved using a mathematical equation, but more complex problems oftentimes require sophisticated computer programs.”

5. Math Professor. “Professors are math gods. They are able to inspire math geeks with mathematical theory and application, cultivating a love for one of the oldest sciences known to man--and that's something that is very hard to quantify. But not all math professors teach all the time; they also conduct research.”

Looks like math is getting more and more important in the job market. Let Mathnasium of Buffalo Grove prepare your child by learning the math that opens doors to great opportunity!