Mrs. DeFino's Math Page

Why Do I Need Math?

"Why Do I Need This Math Class?”

Strong MATH skills are required for the following jobs:


Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources:

Agricultural Economist Agriculture/Commodity Broker Agriculture and Natural Resources Teacher Conservation Scientist Crop Farm Manager Food and Fiber Engineer Golf Course Superintendent Greenhouse Manager Produce Buyer Wildlife Biologist Soil and Water Conservationists Forester Landscape Architect Environmental Engineer

 Architecture & Construction:

Carpenter Computer Aided Designer Demolition Engineer Energy Auditor/Retrofitter General Contractor Green Landscaper Heating Air Conditioning Ventilation and Refrigeration (HVAC) Residential and Industrial Builder Roofer Wind Turbine Maintenance

Arts, A/V Technology & Communitcations:

Graphic Designer Photographer Textile Designer Fashion Designer Film/Video Editor Production Manager Graphics and Printing Equipment Operator ■ Multi-Media Animator Audio/Visual Equipment Technician Commercial Artist/Illustrator Telecommunication Technician

Business Management & Administration:

Credit and Collections Manager Labor and Personnel Relations Management Analyst Office Manager Operations Research Analyst Risk Manager Purchasing Management

  Education & Training:

Math Teacher College Professor Recreation Worker Pediatric/Maternal Nurse Youth Services Worker Director of Religious Education School Administrator Elementary Teacher School Social Worker Teacher Aide Education Paraprofessional


Actuary Auditor Certified Public Accountant Chief Financial Officer Credit Analyst Insurance Appraiser Investment Advisor Loan Processor nderwriter

Government & Public Administration:

Commissioner Electronic Warfare Operations Cryptographer Economic Development Coordinator Assessor Tax Auditor IRS Investigator Tax Attorney Tax Policy Analyst Code Inspector Chief Bank Examiner Census Clerk

Health Science:

Athletic Trainer Dental Laboratory Technician Dietician Exercise Physiologist Pharmacy Technician Physical Therapist/Assistant Ophthalmologist ■ Optometrist Respiratory Therapist Computer Tomography Technologist Cytotechnologist Electrocardiographic Technician

Hospitality & Tourism:

Club Membership Developer Director of Sales Director of Operations Entrepreneur Food and Beverage Manager General Manager Kitchen Manager ■ Night Auditor Restaurant Owner

Human Services:

Preschool Teacher Childcare Facility Director Childcare Assistant Vocational Rehab Counselor Employment Counselor Consumer Credit Counselor Consumer Advocate Insurance Representative Financial Advisor Investment Broker Buyer Small Business

Information Technology:

Database Developer E-business Specialist Media/Instructional Designer Network Administrator Software Applications Engineer Systems Engineer Technical Writer

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security:

Bailiff Security Director Computer Forensic Specialist Computer Security Specialist Computer Forensics Examiner Gaming Surveillance Specialist ■ Intelligence Research Operations Specialist City Manager


Design Engineer Electrical and Electronics Technician Industrial Machinery Mechanic Instrument Calibration and Repairer Instrument Control Technician Machine Tool Operator Plumber Pipefitter and Steamfitter Power Generating and Reactor Plant Operator Welder Woodworker


Advertising Sales Agent Marketing Manager Purchasing Manager Real Estate Broker Real Estate Appraiser Sales Engineer Wholesale and Retail Buyer

Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics:

Astronomer Biotechnology Engineer Chemist Ecologist Energy Transmission Engineer Geothermal Engineer Mathematician Math Teacher Nanobiologist Petroleum Engineer Pharmaceutical Engineer Prototype Engineer Statistician Technical Writer Toxicologist

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics:

Aircraft Mechanic Air Traffic Controller Automotive  Technician Environmental Protection Specialist Flight Engineer Industrial Equipment Mechanic ■ Industrial Hygienist Marine Captain Port Manager Railroad Inspector Ship Engineer Traffic Technician



* Courtesy of the Michigan Department of Education