Another viable career path, especially with the often overwhelming expense of university education, is apprenticeships. But these are not as well understood by people who went through the university route themselves.
The Guardian has helpfully compiled a summary of the best paid apprenticeships in 2017, and summarised the key requirements. Not surprisingly, being a capable mathematician is a distinct advantage!
To find out more, read the full article:
Just in case we weren’t already convinced, another survey has come out providing evidence that doing well in maths at GCSE level is an indicator of future success in terms of career and earnings. This is from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and has much to say about the financial impact of different education paths. For my purpose today, however, the relevant quote is the paragraph from The Guardian article:
“Seven years after graduation, men with A*s in GCSE maths were earning £48,000 on average, while those with As were on £39,000 – but graduates who failed to gain a C were earning less than £26,000. For women, those with A*s averaged more than £40,000, with £33,000 for As.”
Leaving aside the gender gap issues (we need to do more to encourage our young girls to access STEM subjects and then help them to get rewarded fairly for their achievements), it is clear that success in maths pays off further down the road.
If you would like to read the original article from The Guardian, you can find it here:
Yet again, it is important to note the emphasis on mathematical, and scientific skills for the top ten best paid jobs in the UK.
If you want to give yourself, or your children, the best chance for financial success, sound maths skills are essential.
A blog post from the Harvard Business Review reflects on just why maths jobs are so much fun……
The top 5 best jobs as outlined in this Wall Street Journal article, are all maths related.
See original article here