5 Professions that Require Math,
To many people, learning tedious calculus equations and mind-numbing statistics seems like a joke. After all, who uses complex math in the real world other than math teachers and professors? The answer, however, might surprise you. There are many professions that require advanced math knowledge that are outside the realm of the typical mathematician; here are five common careers that entail you to have some understanding of math:
- 1. Economist: Majoring in economics sounds more like learning the ins and outs of government and political science, and these are definitely two important driving factors behind economics. However it also has a heavy math base, requiring you to be fluent in statistics and being able to interpret the different variables that factor into and influence society. In fact, political science on the whole requires knowing and understanding many different facets of math.
- 2. Engineers: No matter which field of engineering you go into, math is going to play an important role. Drafting, solving problems, planning, designing… all of these traits that apply to engineering major are learned in your higher level math courses, and without a working knowledge of calculations an engineer would fail to deliver a complete and finished project.
- 3. Budget Analyst: Being able to look at current budgets and plan how to best allocate resources and make the most from your current budget means fully immersing yourself in math on a daily basis. Without the skills taught to you in math classes, analyzing expenses and executing budgets would be a nightmare.
- 4. Technical Writer: Don’t be fooled into thinking that this career is devoid of math because it contains the word “writer”; technical writing requires using math every day to design, write, and update technical information, and many technical writing jobs are found in the math and science fields, both of which rely heavily on math knowledge.
- 5. Urban Planner: Urban planners are people who look at land layouts and determine the overall planning for how to use and develop the land most effectively. This includes both short-term and long-term planning, and requires a comprehensive understanding of how to estimate and determine population growths in the upcoming years. In a nutshell, it means being proficient in statistics.
Math plays a prominent role in our everyday lives, and many professions require a much more in depth knowledge of mathematical skills then many people first realize. Gaining a comprehensive understanding of math skills early on will lend itself to overall success once the time comes to pick a profession.
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