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Who Actually Uses Math at Work?

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Let's admit it together. We all kind of suck at math. It's okay! Numbers are evil. And back in high school when you were forced to struggle through Algebra and Geometry and Algebra again and if you were especially unlucky, Calculus, you probably thought to yourself when in the hell would you ever use all those stupid theories, equations and computational silliness in real life. And the truth is you won't use them! Who needs math!

Okay, you definitely need the basics of math like addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc. but anything more advanced? Leave it for the mathematicians to wrinkle their brain with. The Atlantic found the graph above which was made by Northeastern University sociologist Michael Handel. Handel surveyed 2,300 workers throughout the 2000's to figure out how much advanced math is being done at people's work.


If a person is good at math and wants to work in a job that requires math skill, hell, by all means go study more math! But for someone who will never work with numbers in any sort of way passed addition and subtraction, why the hell are they taking advanced math classes every single year of high school? Head over to The Atlantic to see more of the math on math like which jobs require more math (blue collar or white collar jobs). [The Atlantic]