If you like to do any of the following, a career in math might be right for you!
Work with computers
play chess or checkers
Keep track of your money
Do challenging math problems
Build or fix things
Watch Nova or the Discovery Channel
Observe the stars
Follow sports stats
Figure out how things work
Math Related Careers
Studying math can lead to a career as a mathematician or statistician. Most people, however, use their math and problem-solving skills to succeed in careers in computer science, the skilled trades, business, science, or engineering.
Computer Science Careers
Every business and industry today relies on computers. If you like math and you want to work with computers, take a look at these careers.
Computer software engineer
Computer support specialist
Information systems manager
The Skilled Trades
There are excellent job opportunities in the skilled trades, and many of these careers require 2 years or less of education/training. If you’re good at math and like to work with your hands, consider one of these careers.
Heating and AC technician
Tool and die maker
Math Related Business Careers
People with good math skills are in demand in all areas of business. If you think you might like working in a business setting, consider on of these careers.
Math Related Science Careers
People working in science careers generally need to have good math skills. They use math to analyze data, calculate medications, do lab tests, and read test results. Below are just a few of the many careers that students who like math and science can choose from.
Medical lab technician
Engineering (requires a 4 – year college degree)
Engineers use math and science to solve all kinds of technical problems. Engineers produce and analyze designs, develop and test products, and supervise production. Most engineers specialize in one of the following:
For information on the careers in this InfoGuide, visit www.bls.gov/ooh or www.bls.gov/k12
Math Fun Fact
How much is a billion?
The moon is about a billion feet away.
A billion hours ago it as the Stone Age.
It would take 30 years to count to a billion.
Google came from a misspelling of googol.
A googol is 10100 or 1 followed by 100 zeros.
Another way to say 10100 is ten duotrigintillion.
In 1999, a Mars satellite costing $125,000,000 crashed because English units were used in some of the calculation instead of metric units.
Assuming Rudolph is in front, there are 40,320 ways to arrange the other eight reindeer.
National Pi Day is March 14, at 1:59 (3.14159…)
You cannot fold a piece of paper in half more than 7 times.
It takes 8 minutes for sunlight to reach the earth. Light from the next closest star takes 4 years.
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