The best 22 high-paying jobs for people who do not like maths

If number crunching is not your best skill, you can still have a well-paid job

Did you dread math class as a kid? If so, that feeling probably didn't go away, and you're likely not too keen on the idea of doing math as a career.

Luckily, there are plenty of high-paying jobs for those who can't stand the thought of crunching numbers and sifting through data all day.

We combed through the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database that compiles detailed information on hundreds of jobs, and looked at salary data on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website to find positions with a median annual salary of over $65,000 that don't require heavy math skills.

O*NET ranks how important "using mathematics to solve problems" is in any job, assigning each a "math importance level" between 1 and 100. Math-centric positions, such as mathematicians and statisticians, rank between 90 and 100 on the spectrum, while jobs such as massage therapists and actors are under 10.

Here are 22 high-paying positions with a math-importance level of 31 or less:

22. Diagnostic medical sonographer

Median salary: $68,390

Maths importance level: 28

Sonographers produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

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21. Power-plant operator

Median salary: $69,220

Maths importance level: 28

Operators control and maintain machinery to generate electric power. This title also includes auxiliary-equipment operators.

20. Transportation vehicle, equipment, and systems inspector

Median salary: $70,820

Maths importance level: 25

Inspectors are in charge of checking and monitoring transportation equipment, vehicles, or systems to ensure that they comply with regulations and safety standards.

19. Philosophy and religion teacher, postsecondary

Median salary: $71,350

Maths importance level: 25

These professors teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology at the university or graduate level. The title includes teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

18. Technical writer

Median salary: $71,950

Maths importance level: 16

These writers create technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. Writers may also assist in laying out the publications.

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17. Dental hygienist

Median salary: $71,970

Maths importance level: 22

Hygienists clean teeth and examine oral areas and the head and neck for signs of disease. They may also educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop X-rays, and apply fluoride or sealants.

16. Library-science teacher, postsecondary

Median salary: $72,440

Maths importance level: 28

These professors teach courses in library science at the university or graduate level. The title includes teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

15. History teacher, postsecondary

Median salary: $73,720

Maths importance level: 28

These professors teach courses in human history and historiography. The title includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

14. Clinical psychologist

Median salary: $74,030

Maths importance level: 31

Psychologists diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of people through observations, interviews, and psychological tests. They then formulate and administer programs of treatment.

13. Ship engineer

Median salary: $74,600

Maths importance level: 25

These engineers supervise and coordinate activities of crews engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard a ship.

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12. Sociology teacher, postsecondary

Median salary: $74,860

Maths importance level: 28

These professors teach courses in sociology at the university or graduate level. The title includes teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

11. Elevator installer and repairer

Median salary: $76,490

Maths importance level: 22

These workers assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.

10. Area, ethnic, and cultural-studies teacher, postsecondary

Median salary: $78,120

Maths importance level: 25

These professors teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. The title includes teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

9. Occupational therapist

Median salary: $80,000

Maths importance level: 25

OTs assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily-living skills, as well as general independence, to people with disabilities or developmental delays.

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8. Political-science teacher, postsecondary

Median salary: $82,670

Maths importance level: 25

These professors teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. The title includes teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

7. Director (stage, motion picture, television, radio)

Median salary: $90,300

Maths importance level: 28

Directors interpret scripts, conduct rehearsals, and direct activities of the cast and technical crew for stage, motion pictures, television, or radio programs.

6. Nurse midwife

Median salary: $97,700

Maths importance level: 31

Nurse midwives typically diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team.

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5. Judge, magistrate judge, and magistrate

Median salary: $106,420

Maths importance level: 28

Judges arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. They may sentence a defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines, determine liability of a defendant in civil cases, and perform wedding ceremonies.

4. Law teacher, postsecondary

Median salary: $126,270

Maths importance level: 25

Law professors teach courses in law at a university or graduate level. This title includes those primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

3. Lawyer

Median salary: $133,470

Maths importance level: 28

Lawyers represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions.

2. Pediatrician

Median salary: $175,400

Maths importance level: 31

Pediatricians are physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.

1. Orthodontist

Median salary: $201,030

Maths importance level: 31

Orthodontists examine, diagnose, and treat dental misalignments and oral-cavity anomalies.


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