Sunday, April 26, 2009

Fun Fact about Math

This is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Mathematicians held about 3,000 jobs in 2006. Many people with mathematical backgrounds also worked in other occupations. For example, there were about 54,000 jobs as postsecondary mathematical science teachers in 2006.

Out of 57,000 mathameticians, 94.7% of them teach math at colleges. Talk about a masturbatory field.

1 comment:

John said...

Interesting follow up:

Apparently mathematician is the #1 job in the country, according to this WSJ article: