In spite of the mathematics decline in schools across America in recent years, being a high school mathematics teacher sometimes keeps me distracted from what else is going on in the workforce. Friends like to joke with me and say, “*Those who can’t do, teach,*” and sometimes I take this to heart a little too much. But regardless of my own personal experiences with my mathematical knowledge, there are other attractive job opportunities on the market where attaining a math degree can be very rewarding more so now than before. I will present some of them here in hopes to motivate those who are still sitting on the fence about what career to pursue based upon the benefits of arithmetic.

I suppose it would only be appropriate for me to begin with the field of ** mathematics**. Such professions in

*computer services*,

*banking*,

*insurance*,

*education*and

*industry*will all branch out from the formidable tree of math if you obtain a college major in it. For those starting out in these careers, the median starting salary is placed around $47,000 annually. If you continue on to the mid-career stage then a salary of $97,600 per year is not out of reach. That doesn’t sound too shabby if I do say so myself. [Read more...]