If you have ever taught math, you rarely escape a handful (or more) of students who wonder why they need 'this stuff'. Well, personally I've always believed that math is an opportunity gateway. However, the math you need will depend very much upon your goals. For instance, Calculus is needed for all forms of engineering, finance and many of the science focused careers. Do well in Calculus and your job market certainly opens up. Algebra and geometry are great problem solving topics and are also stepping stones to Calculus. Geometry is applied in numerous careers both in the trades and at college levels. Statistics and probability are the maths for business, economics and research. The more math you know, the more options you have. Find out about the many careers requiring math and embrace it with determination!