“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.

The 10 best jobs of 2015 are:

Rank | Job Title |

1 | Actuary |

2 | Audiologist |

3 | Mathematician |

4 | Statistician |

5 | Biomedical Engineer |

6 | Data Scientist |

7 | Dental Hygienist |

8 | Software Engineer |

9 | Occupational Therapist |

10 | Computer Systems Analyst |

What job would you like to have?

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TopNewestHooray for software engineers! – Kelly Tran Staff · 2 years, 1 month ago

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A Theoretical Physicist; I like Physics! – Swapnil Das · 1 year, 6 months ago

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Pure mathematics seems like heaven to me. Hope I get a career as a researcher. – Henrique Formigomi Morais · 2 years, 1 month ago

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A Physicist ! – Karthik Venkata · 2 years, 1 month ago

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– Michael Mendrin · 2 years, 1 month ago

I certainly wonder why physicists aren't included in this list. But some articles say that one of the worst jobs in science is being a theoretical physicist, and it's alleged that it's because so many of the top models being developed, such as string theory, supersymmetry theory, quantum loop gravity, etc. have had practitioners working on them for decades with nothing to show for them experimentally. The Higgs model was a success, but the others, well, not so much, not yet. It's supposed to be science, but for many, it feels like it's faith-based. Waiting for mathematics to show its "unreasonable effectiveness".Log in to reply

A mathematician For sure! – Mehul Arora · 2 years, 1 month ago

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@Calvin Lin Thank you very much for posting this and opening for discussion !! I saw this thing just now .Does this list hold good even for 2017 curious to know .I am guessing it will .What makes an actuary the best job is it because of the tough exams with low selective ratio ? I heard somewhere that Nobel laureate Milton Friedman couldnt clear the actuary exams and had to become an economist Not sure about it – Tejas Suresh · 6 days, 22 hours ago

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A Physicst (Mechanics)! I have as much affinity for it as there is affinity for chlorine towards electrons! :P – Ashish Siva · 10 months, 1 week ago

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How do we find the 'unit'& 'tenth' place of a number when it is given in power form i.e. n^x? – Heu Mangboi Tahchapa · 1 year, 1 month ago

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\(\color{green}{Software Engineer}\) – Aakarshit Uppal · 2 years, 1 month ago

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Software engineer. – Gautam Sharma · 2 years, 1 month ago

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Oh! A mathematician! – Bryan Lee Shi Yang · 2 years, 1 month ago

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\(\text{Software Engineer }\) – Brilliant Member · 2 years, 1 month ago

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A mathematician!!!!!! – Abdur Rehman Zahid · 2 years, 1 month ago

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Who is an Actuary? – Pranjal Jain · 2 years, 1 month ago

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– Michael Mendrin · 2 years, 1 month ago

Pranjal, originally, an actuary figured out how much longer it'll be before you're dead. Nice.Log in to reply

– Pranjal Jain · 2 years, 1 month ago

Seems interesting!Log in to reply

@Pranjal Jain An actuary is someone who deals with financial uncertainties of the future .With tightening regulations worldwide there is great scope for the job in the banking ,insurance and healthcare .Anyone with love for mathematics and statistics can surely give a shot at these exams .The path to become one in each country is different – Tejas Suresh · 6 days, 22 hours ago

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Actuary has actually become my dream all the time... – Tam Yong Wei · 2 years, 1 month ago

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how to make a career in mathematics...? – Aman Gautam · 2 years, 1 month ago

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– Calvin Lin Staff · 2 years, 1 month ago

Pretty easy. There are a lot of doors that mathematics opens up to you. People are appreciative for the rigor and thought processes that get developed as you explore further in mathematics. There will be many jobs that will be reliant on Mathematics and Computer Science in the near future. These will include jobs that do not yet exist!Log in to reply