In the Business section of the online newspaper The Huffington Post sits an article by Jennie Che detailing the Best Jobs of 2015, a report prepared each year by CareerCast, ranking the top 200 jobs by work environment, income, stress and hiring outlook.
And lo and behold, mathematics permeates most of the list, with the actual job of Mathematician, sitting at number 3 (Actuarial Scientist tops the list, with Statistics sitting at number 4). The HuffPost article
is a summary of the longer article posted directly in the CareerCast website:
(always go to the source, right?) Personally, I've held position both in academia and in industry (NASA Goddard and Lincoln Laboratory, as well as in a private tech firm.) All were great work environments, with interesting people, work conditions, and colleagues. I certainly cannot argue with the conclusion that math is a great field to play in.
Give the article a read! It's good stuff.