Apparently, "mathematician is the best career in America right now", with a median income of over 90K. But really, don't take the word of a monk about how great the monastery is. Take it from the Karl Fendelander. In an article on Yahoo! hotjobs entitled
Here is the relevant entry:
From an insider, to be honest, the career can cause awkward silences at cocktail parties ;-) .
This career has numbers on its side. In their sweeping study of jobs in America, CareerCast [a job search portal] found that mathematicians are at the very top -- that's right, mathematician is the best career in America right now. Mathematicians are extremely satisfied with their jobs, happy with their lives, and, of course, don't mind that $40+ an hour.
A bachelor's degree get you started, but getting any further usually requires a post-graduate degree. From finance to physics, mathematicians find careers in any industry that deals with numbers.
Median Hourly Wage for Mathematicians in 2007: $43.72 ($90,930 yearly)
But its an excellent lifestyle, rated as one of the lowest in stress, and we are in demand.