Math = Moolah

It is a well known fact that mathematician is the best job in the world.

When I grow up, I want to be a Hawaiian mathematician!

When I grow up, I want to be a Hawaiian mathematician!

It turns out that if you want to earn the moolah, then math is still the place to be.  An article on cnn.com reports the recent findings of the National Association of Colleges and Employers on the best paying jobs for this year’s college graduates.  We couldn’t say it better ourselves, so here it is:

Math majors don’t always get much respect on college campuses, but fat post-grad wallets should be enough to give them a boost.The top 15 highest-earning college degrees all have one thing in common — math skills. That’s according to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which tracks college graduates’ job offers.

“Math is at the crux of who gets paid,” said Ed Koc, director of research at NACE. “If you have those skills, you are an extremely valuable asset. We don’t generate enough people like that in this country.”

— By Julianne Pepitone, CNNMoney.com contributing writer

To see the article go here. In the interest of full disclosure, most of the jobs are actually engineering jobs.  But hey, the OU Math Club is open to all lifestyle choices, so engineers are welcome, too!

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