## MATHEMATICIAN ranked #1 Occupation in
Latest Study

Les Krantz, author of The Jobs
Rated Almanac, has recently completed a study
for JobsRated.com
ranking 200 jobs from best to worst. The criteria used were stress,
physical demands, hiring outlook, compensation, and work environment.
The top 20 jobs are as follows:

- Mathematician
- Actuary
- Statistician
- Biologist
- Software Engineer
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Historian
- Sociologist
- Industrial Engineer
- Accountant
- Economist
- Philosopher
- Physicist
- Parole Officer
- Meteorologist
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Paralegal Assistant
- Computer Programmer
- Motion Picture Editor
- Astronomer

Also see the article
"Doing the Math to Find Good Jobs" in the Wall Street Journal, January
6, 2009.
Check
out the article *"Why
It
Pays to Be a Math Geek"* on www.careerbuilder.com.
Also read about the attributes
math majors have for which they are frequently hired.

Here are various links to nonacademic job opportunities for
mathematics majors.

Mathematical Sciences Career
Information (including profiles of career mathematicians in
non-academic positions)
SIAM Report on
Mathematics in Industry (see especially the sections on
Applications of Mathematics and Opportunities in Mathematics in "The
Roles of Mathematics")
American
Mathematical Society's Resources for Undergraduates in Mathematics
Society of Actuaries
Should You
Prepare Differently for a Non-academic Career?
Mathematical
Association of America's Career Profiles
On-Line Job
Information and Listing Services
Occupational Outlook Handbook
(Bureau of Labor Statistics) (see especially the section on mathematics)
Check out a website maintained by Luchsinger Mathematics listing
all sorts of job opportunities
for mathematicians all over the world (including the US)!!

Don't forget to check out
our own alumni questionnaires!!

You might want to look at the following books published by
the Mathematical Association of America:

*101
Careers
in Mathematics*, Andrew Sterrett, Editor

*She
Does
Math! (Real-Life Problems from Women on the Job)*`,
`Marla Parker, Editor

On a related matter, see Agnes
Scott College's wonderful history of women in mathematics.

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