Career options without mathematics
“Some of the greatest ideas of all times have come to people during math class, most of which had nothing to do with math”
It is a widespread belief, especially in India, that you need to study mathematics after school to ensure a good career. But what if you aren’t good at the subject, what if you have never really understood it, never been able to score well in it, or just don’t like the subject?
Well, there is no need to look further. There are more than enough great courses and careers for you to explore after 12th if you don’t have mathematics as a subject. Neither do all good courses require math nor are all the courses that have math superior. It all depends on your interests, your academic strengths and weaknesses, and your idea of what makes a course good for you. To help, we have created this article that will act as the perfect guide if you wish to pursue a career that doesn’t require math.
But before we get into exploring career opportunities, let’s first briefly understand the reason behind the widespread belief that math is so important.
Importance of Math
- Mathematics is a fundamental part of human thought and logic, and integral to attempts at understanding the world and ourselves.
- Mathematics provides an effective way of building mental discipline and encourages logical reasoning and mental rigor.
- In addition, mathematical knowledge plays a crucial role in understanding the contents of other school subjects such as science, social studies, and even music and art.
Now while all the things we can learn from studying math are great and useful, it isn’t the only subject that teaches us those skills. There are many other ways to learn the same which will not pressure you to study a subject you don’t want to.
Careers Without Math
Although math is sometimes important to get into some mainstream careers like engineering, there are ample jobs in India and abroad that do not require math as a subject while also providing you with a high salary. Some of these jobs include:
Courses Without Math
Graduation is important if you wish to earn well in any job in any field. Now while some of these industries might require math, there are a plethora of excellent courses and degrees offered by Indian and Foreign colleges that don’t require math while also making you eligible for high-paying jobs. Here are the best such courses for students:
|Bachelor of Business Administration||
|Bachelor of Arts in VFX Animation||
|Bachelor of Pharmacy||
|Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design||
|Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design||
|Bachelor of Science in Microbiology||
|Bachelor of Science in Psychology||
|Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Legislative Laws||
|Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy||
|Bachelors of Mass Communication||
Real-Life Success Stories
There are numerous pros and cons to the age-old debate of considering math as a necessity for achieving great success in life. However, the following four people have made a strong case against the debate by not studying math and still achieving massive success in their lives. Check out these real-life success stories :
| Drew Barrymore
“If you’re going to go through hell… I suggest you come back learning something.” Drew Barrymore, successful actor-turned producer and businesswoman, had a difficult childhood after appearing in ET at the age of three, entering rehab at just 13, and dropping out of school shortly after. However, despite this, she went on to become one of the most well-known actresses in Hollywood and later launched a film production company that has produced films such as Donnie Darko and 50 First Dates.
| Richard Branson
“My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today. ‘Richard Branson is perhaps the most well-known dropout in recent history, leaving school at the age of 16 to start a magazine called Student. “On one of my last days at school, the headmaster told me that I would either end up in prison or become a millionaire,” he said. Branson would go on to found Virgin Records, which would later expand into Virgin Group, an amalgamation of hundreds of companies all over the world, including Virgin Atlantic Airlines, worth roughly $6 billion.
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