Math is not just a class that you are required to take in school, it is an essential tool in everyday life and in many careers.

# Math in the Workplace

When the words math and career are in a sentence people usually think of jobs such as statisticians, engineers, pharmacists, economists, accountants, and actuaries. These jobs definitely require math to be effective in those positions. While those jobs are commonly known to need math, there are many other jobs that are less associated with needing to know math.

## Creative Fields

Fashion designers, architects, photographers, and interior designers all need to know math. Fashion designers need to know how to calculate area, perimeter, and diameter when figuring out how much material is needed. One of the math skills architects need to know is how to analyze and calculate structural problems. Interior designers need to know how to calculate area and volume so that they can plan out their designs correctly. Photographers need to know the depth of the field in front of them, what film speed, and shutter speed they need. Even working in a creative field, they need to stay on top of their math skills to be effective and efficient in their daily lives.

## Other ExcitingÂ Career Fields

Animators, game designers, roller coaster designer, jet fighter pilot, and even sports announcers need to know math for their jobs. Sports announcers just talk about sports; so why do they need to know math? When they are doing their segment or commenting on the game, they need to know math to calculate and understand scores, penalties, distance to the goal, etc. How do game designers use math? Creating video games requires designers to know the game theory, trigonometry, physics, calculus, and probability. Utilizing those branches of mathematics helps create successful video games.

### How do you use Math?

Knowing mathematics helps us daily both in and outside of the workplace. It is essential in many different jobs in many different workplaces. While math class may not as be as fun as art class, it can help you become successful in any career you choose.

How do you use math? Let us know by leaving a comment below!