Mathematicians Top List of Best Occupations

Posted on January 21, 2009  Comments (6)

These lists are basically silly but here is one sites opinion on the best occupations. I don’t really accept the methodology used as providing anything very meaningful about the “best jobs” but at least the spell it out. Best jobs

  1. Mathematician
  2. Actuary
  3. Statistician
  4. Biologist
  5. Software Engineer
  6. Computer Systems Analyst

Their criteria really value being able to sit at a desk and not having to do physical work. High salary and limited stress are also significant factors.

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6 Responses to “Mathematicians Top List of Best Occupations”

  1. Bo Allen
    January 22nd, 2009 @ 8:01 am

    I’d have to agree about the Software engineer one to be low on stress. Apart from deadlines you do not get constantly harrased and micro managed by the boss. I have been a computer systems analyst/engineer as well and that was not as much fun as you have to deal with people more and they can wear you down eventually. Good list.

  2. Anonymous
    January 22nd, 2009 @ 9:35 am

    Oh.. computer programmer not in the list..? Anyway interesting info.. John

  3. Mike Cooke
    January 27th, 2009 @ 1:06 am

    I have a classmate in college who took BS Mathematics and ended up as casino dealer.

  4. suhaimi
    June 14th, 2010 @ 9:04 am

    That is different between people abilty in mathematics that have divide in two categories. It is what we call right brain and left brain. Right brain is for memories and left for mathemathics. So, right brain cannot be advance in mathhematics like left brain..

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