Math… what is it good for? A lot actually. Well that’s what I read, I’m not very good at math. If you’re reading this post you’re probably like me so here we go. There are plenty of ‘low math’ trade school careers you can choose that still pay well.

Graphic design, human resources, truck driver… there are jobs across the spectrum of the trades that require little math. Here’s a short list to get you thinking.

9 Programs Light on Math

  1. Licensed Massage Therapist – Little or no math.
  2. Nursing Assistant – 1 or 2 basic courses, no advanced formulas.
  3. Culinary Artist – Again, 1 or 2 basic courses, no formulas.
  4. Graphic Designer – Basic math.
  5. Dental Assistant – Some basic math and a little accounting for the office.
  6. Restaurant Manager – Some accounting and business math.
  7. CDL Truck Driver – Little or no math. There isn’t more than basic math on a CDL test.
  8. HVAC Tech – You need high school algebra to get into the program.
  9. Lab Technician – 4 credits of math, or 1 college algebra class.  I don’t want to be ‘too’ limiting in this post 🙂

Many careers in the medical field besides those on this list, while requiring some math, don’t require a lot. Medical jobs have above average pay and high rates of employment so they’re generally a good option.

Obviously, this isn’t an exhaustive list but hopefully it got you thinking. You do not need to be a math whiz to have a great trade school career with a top salary.

More reading: College Majors You Won’t Need Much Math For

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