Top earning college majors

Recently, Time Magazine took the time to analyze 171 college majors to determine which majors earn the most and least amounts of money.  Below is the list of the 10 highest and 10 lowest earning majors.  And – what a shock –  the highest earning majors all involve a great deal of mathematics!

Highest-Earning Majors

Lowest-Earning Majors

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The best job in the U.S.?

According to the Wall Street Journal, the number one job in the United States is that of a mathematician.  In fact, math related jobs hold the top 3 spots as the #2 job is an Actuary and the #3 job is a Statistician. Looking at the top 10 jobs, most require a large amount of mathematics:

1) mathematician

2) actuary

3) statistician

4) biologist

5) software engineer

6) computer systems analyst

10) accountant

Maybe all those math teachers are right when they tell their students how important it is to have a good mathematics education!

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