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  • Do you use math and science at work? See which professions do.

    By Sue Casement, 3M Storyteller

    Two scientists work in a 3M lab

    • Jobs in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – pay almost twice as much as non-STEM fields on average.

      You may immediately think of engineers, researchers and statisticians, which are all in-demand and high-paying careers, but not all STEM jobs require a bachelor’s degree. Jobs with two-year degrees in areas like mechatronics, manufacturing, construction technology and health care are also in high demand and offer excellent wages.

    • Do you use math at work? Most of us do.

      About 94 percent of workers (PDF, 368.04 KB) use some form of math, like adding, subtracting and calculating percentages, according to a study by Northeastern University. But when it comes to advanced math, only about 22 percent of us need it for work. And you might be surprised by who uses it most. Skilled trade professionals, like construction workers, machinists and mechanics, are the group most likely to need algebra, trigonometry or calculus to get their job done.

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