Are you good with numbers, data, or spreadsheets? Don’t be afraid to show off your skills — as it turns out, being a “maths geek” is quite lucrative.
New data from PayScale reports that the median salary for maths majors is $US70,900 — compared to a median salary of $US58,600 for all college grads. Some professions, such as data scientists and quantitative analysts, are even higher, with median salaries upwards of $US100,000.
To find the highest-paying ways “maths geeks” can put their skills to work, PayScale looked at the incomes of professionals with 5 to 8 years of experience who majored in maths, ranking those with the highest median salaries.
Here are the top 10 professions where maths lovers are making bank:
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