Jobs that require algebra include: accountant, marketing manager, business manager, chemist, biologist, middle school or high school math teacher, drafter, engineer, carpenter, some plumbing jobs, architect, dentist, doctor, pharmacist, nurse, geologist, financial planner, civil engineer, artillery gunner, and geographic information systems technician.

posted by Anonymous
i am a nurse. we don't really use much algebra.....explain. add a comment

posted by Anonymous
thats a lot of jobs =( add a comment

posted by Anonymous
Um...B.S.! You might, perhaps, use Algebra in all of these fields, but do these jobs "require" algebra? I can personally assure you that these jobs on your list DO NOT require Algebra: accountant, marketing manager, business manager, carpenter, plumbers, dentist, doctor, nurse, and fin. planner. add a comment

posted by Anonymous
As far as Im concerned the only time you need to know algebra is when you're a teacher and you need to torture kids = P add a comment

posted by Anonymous
Drafter? like for the military? Why do you need algebra for that?. "Wanna join the military?". "Why?". "We pay good...."Do I have to go to war?". "You'll have to travel but most likley wont see any fighting". "Do I get a gun?". "Yes". "okay!"...Done add a comment

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Artillery Gunner? explain.. add a comment

posted by Anonymous
you dont need algebra for an artillery gunner unless you r tryin to find out how much blood is going to come out of someone add a comment

posted by Anonymous
If you aren't using algebra as an artillery gunner that you must really suck at your job. You need to know the distance of your target and how to calculate the best way to hit your target with the least amount of collateral damage. A nurse needs to calculate medication,etc. add a comment

posted by Anonymous
you still use algebra!!!! just not much. it is the easy stuff. you give out prescriptions using miligrams add a comment

posted by Anonymous
No. I know a few artillery gunners. They don't use algebra. add a comment

posted by Anonymous
you know who else needs math? my mom!!! add a comment

posted by Anonymous
You actually are using algebra in all those jobs its just not titled what they called it when you learned it in school. You most likely do a lot in your head but it really is actual formulas and processes you learned in algebra! add a comment

posted by Anonymous
#um....Anonymous try thinking for once. they all DO require Algebra. might not use it.. buy u need to know it for the job add a comment

posted by Anonymous
well, obviously SOMEONE'S english techer was slacking. add a comment

posted by Anonymous
I HATE ALGEBRAAAAAAAAAAAAAA add a comment

posted by Anonymous
Algebra is horrible... I wish Algebra wasn,t learned in school... he he he he add a comment

posted by Anonymous
god, if you hate math you must enjoy being poor because many of the highest wage earners are math and science junkies....good luck working at mc donalds add a comment

posted by Anonymous
i love algebra. im 14 and i have an A in it. it is weird that i am failing every other class except for PE/jv football add a comment

posted by Anonymous
Language arts and spelling are good to have along with your math - Appreciate is spelled with (2) p's add a comment

posted by Anonymous
I love algebra and think it is fun. add a comment

posted by Anonymous
Algebra is the best thing that has ever happened to me. It is incredible, fun, and it's everywhere you look! The more math you learn, the more math you see. The more math you see, the more math you lea- SHUT UP!!! That is everyone elses reaction. Shut up yourself. add a comment

You'd be surprised how common algebra is in the "real world." Accountants, Business Executives, Carpenters, Tile Layers all need algebra to be successful. Some higher levels of math, however, are less common in the real world but they are good to learn because they teach a certain type of thinking that is valuable in many circumstances.

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busteacher (2):
I would like real proof that these careers actually use algebra on a daily basis for their careers. And what type of algebra is used? add a comment

posted by Anonymous
that first comment is a jerk, he or she is probably a minimum wage worker or probably dont have a job add a comment

Algebra is very important. Everything imaginable uses higher level math. Roads, bridges, power grid, infrastructure, vehicles, oil drilling, the list goes on and on. I certainly wouldn't want people that don't think math is important working for me.
Dave

posted by Anonymous
This is not true. Illegals build the roads and bridges etc and they never went to school at all. They can't even sign their pay check. x add a comment

posted by Anonymous
yes but somone needs to design those roads and that someone uses algebra add a comment

posted by Anonymous
Whats the equation of a bridge, exactly? i would like to know that. So architecture is one. add a comment

Ok. Thats great. ok. cross accountant, marketing manager, business manager, chemist, biologist, middle school or high school math teacher, drafter, engineer, carpenter, some plumbing jobs, architect, dentist, doctor, pharmacist, nurse, geologist, financial planner, civil engineer, artillery gunner, and geographic information systems technician off the list for jobs! haha hehe! *giggle*

Jobs that require Algebra are jobs such as Accountants, Machanics, Carpenters, Tile Layers, Business Executives and many others but you don't want to do any of them if they involve Algebra it's so so BORING!

Algebra can be required in archaeology jobs if the archaeologist or technician needs to use a G.I.S. (Geographic Information System) program, like ArcGIS, to plot and correlate map data for a dig site. The map data input system uses a standard algebraic (x,y) coordinate point-plotting system that is studied in most algebra courses.

posted by Anonymous
(x,y) co-oredinates are now studied in trigonometry in most places(i dont know why...) and you need to remember, algebra is using a number with a NUMERICAL value in the form of a letter or symbol, and writing numbers is much much more simple and easyer to understand, algerbra is onefhoseubjectsithoealracticalse add a comment

posted by Anonymous
So Does every other computer program. They all follow the basic order of opperations.Whats the big deal all we do now is plug in the data.The basic standards we learn is useless.We have became dependent on technology. add a comment

Pharmacists and nurses use algebra everyday for meds. Especially those who are working with children and infants because every medicine has to be calculated based on the kid's weight. we find X all the time.

Seriously, guys, get a LIFE. I hate algebra as much as all of you but even I know I'll need it (even if it makes my life miserable.) What about higher maths like geometry and calculus and trigonometry?
What jobs use THOSE? (Besides accountants, engineers, etc.)

The radio station I listen to asked this question. They had their listeners call in if they used algebra. One of the top callers were truck drivers. When they are figuring their fuel. You would really be surprised how much you use algebra in your every day life.

Nobody should eve ask this question! It is people like you that made my math teacher assign a project on why algebra is needed in life ... Thanks ya bunch of JERKS!

posted by Anonymous
omg! thats exactly what my math teacher did -.- and its due tomorrow! what am i supposed to write about?! one thing is algebra is stupid -.- no one should have to do it unless they're being punished >:D add a comment

posted by Anonymous
same here. but its not that bad for us. im supposed to be out of schol right now, but i have make-up wrk to do. my project is to find 3 jobs that require algebra and say one sentence about each job about how they use algebra. im already done. add a comment

posted by Anonymous
Yeah its jerks like you that made me t come to this site at all because my professor wants to know how algebra is used in my chosen major. add a comment

posted by Anonymous
ummm, actually the only reason im looking this up is b/c my math teacher assigned it.... But its actually sorta interesting to see how many jobs require you to know algebra. Even though everybody hates math, it is sooo useful in the real world! add a comment

posted by Anonymous
So did my maths teacher maths sucks add a comment

posted by Anonymous
That's what my teacher done. She's so weird and she said ur not aloud pick a maths teacher add a comment

posted by Anonymous
Ummm YEA same reason here. Algebra H.W. about these jobs for life add a comment

posted by Anonymous
haha, it is, if you look at the big picture. algebra will help you so much throughout your life. of course, if you decide to be a full-time mom in the future instead of some kind of algebraic person, you wont need to know what 5.9*10 to the 5th power! add a comment

posted by Anonymous
5.9 times 10 to the 5th power is 714 million...nice pay check add a comment

Numerous jobs require algebra. Almost any job that uses math will use algebra. This includes not only careers like engineering or accounting, but lots of other things, as well, such as nursing (or almost any other job in the medical field).

posted by Anonymous
Thank you!!! I would also like to point out to the people on this site that, not only is algebra useful, it isn't THAT boring. Seriously, to those of you that hate algebra, it's YOU who needs to get a life. add a comment

The comment above mine is correct. Algebra is the most useless subject ever taught. It's worse then the vowel song in first grade. Seriously algebra teachers, get a life. :)

posted by Anonymous
Almost every comment on here is negative towards math. Algebra really isn't that bad. People just post asinine comments because they don't try to understand. There was even a person that said "I wish Algebra wasn't learned in school... " I guess someone can't learn Math or Language Arts. add a comment

posted by Anonymous
i agree with u.....algebra is useless ......u can do every job with basic math skills....n i no a lot of people who aced algebra n geometry n r working at MC Donald's n i took basic math n i taught school in Cairo Egypt. suck on that!!!! add a comment

posted by Anonymous
ahh using letters for words such as u for you, n for and, and r for are. They must be handing out teaching degrees these days. add a comment

posted by Anonymous
Algebra is basic math... add a comment

When I was at school, I thought algebra was just useless puzzles. Then I used it when I got a job as a lab techo, when giving my cat a drug, when working out what size tank we'd need for our roof area...

i am a nurse. we don't really use much algebra.....explain. add a comment

thats a lot of jobs =( add a comment

Um...B.S.! You might, perhaps, use Algebra in all of these fields, but do these jobs "require" algebra? I can personally assure you that these jobs on your list DO NOT require Algebra: accountant, marketing manager, business manager, carpenter, plumbers, dentist, doctor, nurse, and fin. planner. add a comment

As far as Im concerned the only time you need to know algebra is when you're a teacher and you need to torture kids = P add a comment

Drafter? like for the military? Why do you need algebra for that?. "Wanna join the military?". "Why?". "We pay good...."Do I have to go to war?". "You'll have to travel but most likley wont see any fighting". "Do I get a gun?". "Yes". "okay!"...Done add a comment

Artillery Gunner? explain.. add a comment

you dont need algebra for an artillery gunner unless you r tryin to find out how much blood is going to come out of someone add a comment

If you aren't using algebra as an artillery gunner that you must really suck at your job. You need to know the distance of your target and how to calculate the best way to hit your target with the least amount of collateral damage. A nurse needs to calculate medication,etc. add a comment

you still use algebra!!!! just not much. it is the easy stuff. you give out prescriptions using miligrams add a comment

No. I know a few artillery gunners. They don't use algebra. add a comment

you know who else needs math? my mom!!! add a comment

You actually are using algebra in all those jobs its just not titled what they called it when you learned it in school. You most likely do a lot in your head but it really is actual formulas and processes you learned in algebra! add a comment

#um....Anonymous try thinking for once. they all DO require Algebra. might not use it.. buy u need to know it for the job add a comment

well, obviously SOMEONE'S english techer was slacking. add a comment

vet add a comment

good luck in your future life as a toilet cleaner, mall cop, fuel attendant or mcdonalds server. add a comment

idgits all of these require math. add a comment