Although in Singapore currently doctors and lawyers are the top jobs, the trend is changing, starting with the most technologically advanced country – America. 3 of the top jobs in America are about Math. As the world becomes more dependent on technology (and hence mathematics), Mathematics will play a more prominent role in the global scene. Eventually the change will come to Singapore too, as more and more jobs require mathematical skills.

Hence, young students may want to consider a new discipline that is Math related, like Actuary, Math, or Statistics. To read up more about what true Mathematics is (it is very different from high school mathematics, where students just practice differentiation and integration), check out this book How to Think Like a Mathematician: A Companion to Undergraduate Mathematics.

Perhaps if you had known that some of the best jobs of 2015 would require mathematical skills, you would’ve paid more attention in your high school algebra class.

Professions like actuary, mathematician, and statistician are three of the top jobs in America right now, according to CareerCast.com, a career guidance website that just released its 27th annual Jobs Rated report.

“Jobs in mathematics rank among the nation’s best jobs because they are financially lucrative, offer abundant opportunities for advancement, and provide the opportunity to do great work in a supportive environment,” says Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast.com, in a press statement.

Blast but I’m underpaid. Although I’m also not in Singapore any longer either.

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Math jobs are currently not that high paying in Singapore too, but I’m confident it will change in the near future!

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