Learn more about jobs that you might not have considered but involve math on a daily basis and have a job growth between 11-27%. A management analyst designs systems, procedures, and conducts organizational studies to assist management to operate in the most efficient and effective way. A operations research analyst formulates and applies mathematical modeling to interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or managerial functions. Cost estimators prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, and determining price of products or services.

Outlined below are three cities where you will thrive as a management analyst, operations research analyst or cost estimator.

Alexandria, Virginia

Management Analysts

Average annual salary in Virginia: $104,770

Job outlook, 2016-26: 14% growth

Employers in Alexandria: US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Railroad Administration, eGlobalTech

Alexandria has some of the best award-winning restaurants that have been noted in Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and The New York Times. Alexandria is a 15-minute metro ride into D.C. but has a small-town feel, giving residents easy access to the nation’s capital.

Houston, Texas

Operations Research Analysts

Average annual salary in Texas: $85,360

Job outlook, 2016-26: 27% growth

Employers in Houston: Energy Transfer Company, DHL Supply Chain, Rockwell Automation

Houston has tons of things to do including the Museum District with over 19 museums within a 12 block radius, the Theater District, and The Galleria with over 400 stores and restaurants. Houston has great weather year round and plenty of parks to enjoy the outdoors including Hermann Park, Buffalo Bayou Park, and Levy Park.

Wilmington, Delaware

Cost Estimators

Average annual salary in Wilmington: $69,420

Job outlook, 2016-26: 11% growth

Employers in Wilmington: Jacobs Engineering Group, DuPont USA, Anthem, Inc

Delaware is one of five states in the nation that imposes zero sales tax, making it a paradise for shoppers. The state of Delaware ranks fourth in lowest property tax rate. Delaware also offers many recreational destinations such as Cape Henlopen State Park, the Firefly Music Festival, and Rehoboth Beach.