CareerCast rated 200 jobs. Five of the top 10 are careers that involve the study of mathematics including actuary, statistician, and software engineer. Lumberjacks, dairy workers and EMTs made it into the bottom 10. WSJ has a nice article about it and you can read about the methodology here. Personally, I’ve found that mathematics is one of the most rewarding fields to study. Regardless of what you do, math is essential in making decisions and analyzing data.

Very Evolved says

Whoohoo – Biologist made it to number 4! I’m a neuroscienctist so I’ll put myself in that category. I see there a quite a few scientific jobs in the top 10.

I can highly recommend becoming a scientist.

I can recommend becoming a blogging scientist even more though!

Patrick

Tony says

Great to see math getting its due recognition. Interesting to see that many of the other top jobs also have math components: http://www.jobsrated.com. Hope the nation’s kids – and their parents – see this report.

prof c Ndlovu says

its great to see people who have come to understand that ”life is like a game of chase and the greatest chess player .doth odain moves us on life’s chess boad to and fro …”mathematics is like a game of chess where things are done sequencially to a tain predetermined goals and objectives .