Obviously math isn’t your strongest subject, otherwise you wouldn’t be here. But if you’re afraid math will hinder you from finding a lucrative career, you shouldn’t. There are tons of great careers that require very little math—two semesters at most. To learn a few of your options, continue reading below.
As the population continues to grow and older generations become sick and frail, the demand for nurses will just continue to increase. If you have a passion for helping people and mending the sick and injured, then a career in nursing might just be the route for you. Programs very on what exact math courses students are required to take, but typically students are only required to take statistics and/or “medication math”—this is to ensure that students know how to calculate medicine dosages and make proper conversions so that they can administer the right amount to patients. Otherwise, math doesn’t play a huge role in the program. The median pay for nurses is $64,690, according to the latest data available.
If you’re really good with your words, command a strong presence, and aren’t shy to approach people for a good interview, then a career in broadcasting, print journalism, multimedia or public relations might be good for you. Like with most other majors, at least one semester of college-level math such as algebra I is mandated to complete degree requirements. But other than that, math doesn’t play a huge role in the program. As far as what role math plays in the career directly, it’s very minimal as well; however it would be helpful if you knew how to calculate percentages and how to properly read studies so that you can reference statistics for your readers. Salary earnings vary depending on where you live and your exact career choice, but the median pay for public relation managers is $57,550 per year, according to the latest data available.
If you want to master a foreign language and become a high school or community college instructor in Spanish or French for example, then majoring in a select foreign language would be ideal. Again, like when earning a degree in Communications, you’ll do little math except for the required college level math course or two. Earning salary will vary depending on your location and level of experience, but some teachers can earn up to $53,230 per year, stats show. Spanish teachers in particular are in high demand right now.
Of course these are only a few options, but you can definitely have a successful career and earn a decent income without having to be extremely proficient in math.