The amount that math is actually used in any job vs. how very much it’s stressed in school is hugely disparate.

Judging by what teachers say, 99% of jobs use calculus 80% of the day, when in reality less than 10% of jobs make much use of math at all, and then it’s typically only simple arithmetic. It’s mostly scientists who use any higher math in a serious way, and even then it’s restricted to tiny areas necessary to perform their work.

It’s important for most people to jump over the seemingly-endless useless math hurdles to achieve other goals, but as far as actually being necessary?