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There are a wide array of jobs and career positions that involve the use of simple mathematics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These positions are fairly equal in math usage, but vary in job duties, location and work environment. All of these positions require a college degree, work experience or specialized training.

Personal Banker

Personal bankers, also known as customer service representatives, manage individual and business bank accounts, sell products and services, and resolve account disputes. At smaller banks, they may also perform the duties of a bank teller. Personal bankers use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to determine how much money should be in a given account, calculate interest that an account earns and give the correct amount of cash to customers. Personal bankers earned around $30,000 to $45,000 per year as of July 2010, according to Pay Scale.

Air Traffic Controller

Air traffic controllers work for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). They control facilities such as towers, centers and terminal area control facilities. Controllers manage the flow of aircraft throughout U.S. airspace and give aircraft clearances to land, take off, climb and descend. Controllers use multiplication and division to determine the time it will take an aircraft to arrive at a given point as well as the distance it will travel. Controllers earned an average of around $71,000 to more than $140,000 annually as of May 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Accountants examine business' revenue and expenses and determine if the company has profited or lost money in a given time period, usually a quarter. Accountants prepare income statements as well as profit and loss statements, and some may prepare a company's tax forms. Accountants use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to calculate a company's profit and loss, determine the direction of the company's earning trend and calculate how much is owed in taxes. On average, accountants earned around $35,000 to $51,000 annually as of July 2010, according to Pay Scale.


Elias Westnedge began writing in 2009. His work appears on various websites, covering aviation, sales, grants, business and consumer finance. Westnedge holds a Bachelor of Science in aviation.

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