Although this is a math site, we just want to show that there is still much hope for those who really dislike math!
The catch is this: even though the jobs below do not require math skills, to enter the university courses listed below typically require good grades, inclusive of math! For example, to enter NUS or SMU Law School in Singapore, straight As are typically a prerequisite, inclusive of the highly challenging H2 Mathematics! Hence, this is a incentive for those who really dislike math to persevere through and study math well for JC! Hopefully, along the way you will find it interesting too.
Did you dread math class as a kid? If so, that feeling probably didn’t go away, and you’re likely not too keen on the idea of doing math as a career.
Luckily, there are plenty of high-paying jobs for those who can’t stand the thought of crunching numbers and sifting through data all day.
We combed through the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database that compiles detailed information on hundreds of occupations, to find positions with a median annual salary of over $65,000 that don’t require heavy math skills.
O*NET ranks how important “using mathematics to solve problems” is in any job, assigning each a “math importance level” between 1 and 100. Math-centric positions, such as mathematicians and statisticians, rank between 90 and 100 on the spectrum, while jobs such as massage therapists and actors are under 10.
Here are the highest-paying positions with a math importance level of 31 or less.
2. Law Teacher, Postsecondary
Math importance level: 25
Law professors teach courses in law at a university or graduate level. This title includes both those primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.