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And the Most Desirable Job in the World Is…
TIME ^ | 04/16/2014 | Martha C. White

Posted on 04/16/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

For a new study ranking the best jobs of 2014, jobs website CareerCast.com did some number-crunching and found — perhaps not surprisingly — that crunching numbers is a pretty good gig.

With a median income of $101,360 and a 23% projected job growth rate by 2022, mathematician topped the site’s roundup of the most desirable jobs. CareerCast points to the “exponentially growing popularity of mathematics” in everything from healthcare and technology to sports and politics.

“Mathematicians are employed in every sector of the economy… from Wall Street brokerages to energy exploration companies to IT R&D labs to university classrooms,” CareerCast publisher Tony Lee tells BusinessInsider.

Companies and government agencies rely more heavily on analytics to make all sorts of decisions today, so employers need people who can generate and parse this data, CareerCast says in its overview. “Mathematical analyses of trends are used to gauge many activities, ranging from internet-user tendencies to airport traffic control.”

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: jobs; mathematicians; mathematics

1 posted on 04/16/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, but the position attracts a lot of really calculating people.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 6:57:20 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I was going to say Republican Congressman.

Whole bunch of perks, with no responsibility.


3 posted on 04/16/2014 6:57:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Being a mathematician makes you a babe magnet.


4 posted on 04/16/2014 6:59:22 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SeekAndFind


5 posted on 04/16/2014 6:59:55 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: TheThirdRuffian

It’s a numbers game after all.


6 posted on 04/16/2014 7:00:12 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SeekAndFind

Kate Upton’s dresser?


7 posted on 04/16/2014 7:00:36 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

This doesn’t add up.


8 posted on 04/16/2014 7:00:58 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Perdogg
Kate Upton’s dresser?

Justin Verlander.

9 posted on 04/16/2014 7:01:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Non-Attorney Spokesperson still looks pretty good to me.


10 posted on 04/16/2014 7:06:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

One of the only curriculums where 2+2 doesn’t equal 5.


11 posted on 04/16/2014 7:08:58 AM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Track9

“One of the only curriculums where 2+2 doesn’t equal 5.”

Perhaps:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-I6XTVZXww


12 posted on 04/16/2014 7:19:47 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: SeekAndFind
If you ask the movers and shakers of the Rat Party they'll say “government employee” or “SSI recipient”.
13 posted on 04/16/2014 7:21:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: dfwgator
I was going to say Republican Congressman.

Whole bunch of perks, with no responsibility.

Plus when they make you Speaker of the House, unlimited booze from George Soros.

14 posted on 04/16/2014 7:21:54 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Yep, but in a good way. I should know, I’m married 2 1.


15 posted on 04/16/2014 7:23:48 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Totally cool.


16 posted on 04/16/2014 7:31:32 AM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Perdogg

“Kate Upton’s dresser?”

Close, I would just expand it some by saying Victorias Secret photographer.


17 posted on 04/16/2014 7:32:01 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: SeekAndFind

If you have a doctorate in math and one in biotechnology you can probably get one of those jobs. Otherwise, you’ll probably ended up teaching math, at best.


18 posted on 04/16/2014 7:39:36 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

I have a family member who is an actuary.
It pays EXTREMELY well. You need a math degree and an ability to stick through nearly a decade of training and professional certification exams.

Though as the only non-Chinese actuary in his firm, he has basically become the sales guy.


19 posted on 04/16/2014 8:04:02 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
Of course it pays well. Someone has to come up with all those just in time Obama success metric reports.

-PJ

20 posted on 04/16/2014 8:55:53 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, I can tell you what job it isn’t. If, when you unwrap your new rectal thermometer, you see a tag that says “tested by number 37”, that was me.


21 posted on 04/16/2014 9:17:20 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: TheThirdRuffian

I will now prove that 1/3 + 2/3 does not equal 1.

1/3 = .333 to infinity
2/3 = .666 to infinity

.333 to infinity + .666 to infinity = .999 to infinity

.999 to infinity is not 1 QED

;-p


22 posted on 04/16/2014 9:28:03 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: reed13k

“.999 to infinity is not 1 QED”

calculus fail on that one, I believe.


23 posted on 04/16/2014 12:10:09 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

oh sure use integration... ;) I was just going the arithematic route.


24 posted on 04/16/2014 1:57:20 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: SeekAndFind
I am going to go with: “Brazilian waxing technician”
25 posted on 04/16/2014 1:59:04 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I remember the constipated mathematician that worked it out with a pencil.


26 posted on 04/16/2014 2:08:28 PM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: reed13k

“oh sure use integration... ;) I was just going the arithematic route.”

Well, I was being series (and hugh).


27 posted on 04/17/2014 11:30:49 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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