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Computer operators
Description: Computer operators supervise computer hardware systems and keep them working smoothly. They watch for and try to prevent computer problems. On a daily basis, they might check the computer's controls and load tapes, paper, and disks as needed. When there is a computer error, they must locate and solve the problem.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year

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There are 15 math topics Computer operators need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Fractions
Decimals
Basic Probability
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Other Number Bases
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Matrices
Other Topics
Computer Use
Computer Programming
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Math Communications