What do you think of these numbers, ripped from the (math) headlines?

In early September, Gallup.com reported that when a random sampling of Americans were asked “what school subject has been the most valuable to them in their lives,” math got the top honors (34%), followed by Language Arts (21%) and Science (12%).

That positive opinion of math is indeed good news, since in a recent report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, college majors that netted its grads the highest salaries are all STEM-related: Engineering, Pharmacy Sciences, Math and Computer Science.  Not that finding your life’s passion is about chasing the highest paycheck, but it is interesting to know that someone with a bachelor’s degree in certain math-y disciplines can expect a median income of six figures. (Sure helps pay off those college loans!) For more in-depth information on college majors, click here.

Source: Anthony Carnevale, University of Georgetown Credit: Matt Stiles, NPR
Source: Anthony Carnevale, University of Georgetown
Credit: Matt Stiles, NPR

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