It's not just accountants and bankers which need to know their numbers, it turns out that blue-collared workers are among the biggest users of maths in their daily jobs.
Northeastern University sociologist Michael Handel found most workers in the United States weren't actually doing very much complicated maths at all.
He surveyed 2300 workers across two separate two-year periods - from 2004 to 2006, and again between 2007 and 2009.
High level white collar works, such as those in management, technical, and professional occupations were the next biggest math users.
The sociologist's findings also suggest that high-skilled blue collar workers are also using more advanced maths skills than white-collared workers.