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Finally, the proof you’ve been waiting for. has analyzed 200 jobs, and rates math at the top. Software developers have a good showing as well.

Here’s the top 12 (I went to 12 because I rather liked the idea of a philosopher being on the list):

1. Mathematician
2. Actuary
3. Statistician
4. Biologist
5. Software Engineer
6. Computer Systems Analyst
7. Historian
8. Sociologist
9. Industrial Designer
10. Accountant
11. Economist
12. Philosopher

And not to worry: for those not inclined to the hard sciences, the soft ones have a showing as well.

Link here (via beSpacific).

Alex Eckelberry