Math is important, but there are still plenty of ways to make a living without it.
But finding a lucrative, numbers-free job isn’t easy.
We did the work for you. Here are 24 high-paying jobs to check out.
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Did you dread math class as a kid? If so, that feeling has likely lingered and chances are, you’re not too keen on the idea of crunching a ton of numbers in your job. Luckily, there are plenty of high-paying jobs out there for the numerically-averse. We combed through the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database that compiles detailed information on hundreds of jobs, and looked at salary data on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website 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, in reverse order of median salary, are 24 high-paying positions with a math-importance level of 31 or less: