math and science required for fastest growing careers

Posted : June 12, 2008
Last Updated : April 24, 2013
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math and science required for fastest growing careers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 15 of the 20 fastest growing careers of the next decade require math and science proficiency. Some of the fastest growing fields include network systems and data communications analysts, home healthcare providers, computer software engineers, medical assistants, veterinarians, and financial analysts.

Though not all of these positions require four-year degrees, they do require strong abilities in math and science. ACT recommends students take a minimum of three years of math (Algebra I and higher—not including general math, business math, or consumer math) and at least three years of natural sciences (earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, etc.)

Look at your EXPLORE®, PLAN®, ACT, and SAT scores for some guidance in career planning. Consult your school counselor for suggestions on classes to enhance your knowledge set. Utilize the Kuder Career Planning System and ACT's World-of-Work Map to find out which careers will align with your skills and interests. Use this information to plan beyond high school and into a career.

Source: ACT's News You Can Use


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