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15 jobs that pay more than $79,900 a year for people who hate math

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If math class was your least favorite part of the school day, don't worry. There are plenty of high-paying jobs out there that won't require you to crunch numbers or run complex algorithms all day.

CNBC Make It combed through the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a database run by the U.S. Department of Labor that contains detailed information on thousands of different jobs, to find the occupations that offer a median annual salary of at least $79,900 while also requiring little math prowess.

All jobs listed within O*NET receive a ranking between one and 100 that determines how important "using mathematics to solve problems " is within that occupation. Mathematician and statistician earned a score between 90 and 100 on the spectrum, while a few jobs, like singer, actor and janitor, required zero mathematical skills or knowledge.

Most jobs in the U.S. require some arithmetic, which is why we limited our list to roles with a math-importance level of 31 or less.

Below are 15 high-paying jobs you may want to consider if you never want to solve for x, learn about limits, or figure out the volume of a container again:

Police detectives and criminal investigators

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Median salary: $79,970
Math importance level: 31
These law enforcement officers conduct interviews, examine records, survey suspects and collect evidence in order to solve criminal cases. Most detectives specialize in investigating a certain type of crime, such as homicide or fraud. they will usually work a case until an arrest and trial are completed or until the case is dropped.

Political science teacher, postsecondary

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Median salary: $81,430
Math importance level: 25
These college teachers and professors instruct students in political science, international affairs and international relations courses. They may also conduct research and publish scholarly articles or books.

Occupational therapist

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Median salary: $83,200
Math importance level: 28

These healthcare workers help injured, ill, or disabled patients develop or recover the skills needed for daily living and working through rehabilitative and therapeutic programs.

Web administrator

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Median salary: $88,510
Math importance level: 28

These workers manage a web site's environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. They also perform testing and quality assurance the web site and its applications.

Software quality assurance engineer and tester

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Median salary: 88,510
Math importance level: 31

These tech workers develop and execute software test plans in order to identify any problems and their causes.

Document management specialist

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Median salary: $88,510
Math importance level: 31

These workers are responsible for implementing and administering organization-wide document management systems and creating the procedures a company follows for how it will capture, store, retrieve, share, and destroy electronic records and documents.

Administrative services manager

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Median salary: $94,020
Math importance level: 31

Administrative services managers handle the supportive or administrative services of an organization, such as maintaining the facilities and supervising activities that include record-keeping, mail distribution, and office upkeep.

Information security analyst

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Median salary: $95,510
Math importance level: 31

These tech workers must plan, implement, upgrade, and monitor security measures in order to protect an organization's computer networks, information, and electronic infrastructure. They may also need to respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

Law teacher, postsecondary

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Median salary: $104,910
Math importance level: 25
These teachers and professors instruct undergrad and graduate-level students in law and legal writing courses. They may also conduct research and publish scholarly articles or books.

Compliance managers

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Median salary: $105,610
Math importance level: 28

These leaders ensure that a company is in full compliance with legal, ethical or regulatory standards. They will examine, evaluate, and investigate an organization's business proceedings to check for conformity with laws and regulations governing contract compliance of licenses and permits, and perform other compliance and enforcement inspection and analysis activities.

Lawyer

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Median salary: $119,250
Math importance level: 28

Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses and government agencies on legal issues and disputes. They conduct research on and analyze legal problems, interpret laws, rulings and regulations, argue on behalf of their clients, and prepare and file legal documents such lawsuits, appeals, wills, contracts, and deeds.

Judge, magistrate judge, and magistrate

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Median salary: $133,840
Math importance level: 28

Judges preside over trials and hearings, typically in local, state, or federal courts, and listen to the arguments of opposing parties. They also conduct pretrial hearings, resolve administrative disputes, facilitate negotiations between opposing parties, and issue legal decisions. They determine if the information supports the charge or claims, decided if procedure is being correctly followed, apply laws or precedents to reach judgments and write opinions or decision regarding cases.

Pediatrician

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Median salary: $172,650
Math importance level: 31

These doctors care for infants, children, teenagers and young adults. They diagnose and treat problems specific to younger people as well as common illnesses, minor injuries, and infectious diseases, as well as administer vaccinations. Some pediatricians specialize in pediatric surgery or serious medical conditions that commonly affect younger patients, such as autoimmune disorders.

Prosthodontist

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Median salary: $185,150
Math importance level: 28

These dental health care workers replace missing teeth in a patient with permanent fixtures, such as crowns and bridges, or with removable fixtures, such as dentures.

Orthodontist

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Median salary: $208,000
Math importance level: 31

These dental health workers examine a patient's teeth in order to plan and create a treatment plan to straighten the teeth by applying pressure with braces or other appliances.

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