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.
According to our Law Minister Mr Shanmugam, Singapore is facing a glut (excessively abundant surplus) of lawyers, which means that Singapore may not have so many jobs for lawyers. “The study of law provides an excellent training of the mind, so I don’t want to be seen as discouraging people… but you have to have a realistic understanding of the market, the economy, the total structure,” said Mr Shanmugam – See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/singapore-facing-glut-lawyers-shanmugam-20140817#sthash.BojzeqhX.dpuf
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.
Here are the 10 best jobs of 2015:
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