Statistics – it’s not what you think it is.

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Statisticians aren’t who you think they are.

They are diverse, and so are their jobs.

Statistician Megan Price Promotes Social Justice and Human Rights

Megan Price uses statistics to answer important questions about social justice and human rights. She travels the world to collect data, some of which has been used as evidence in the prosecution of war crimes. Another...

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Deepak Kumar, LinkedIn Principal Data Scientist

This video features Deepak Kumar, a principal data scientist at LinkedIn. He shares his thoughts on why statistics is so important and why it’s such an interesting career....

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Why You Need to Study Statistics

Thanks to the growth of Big Data, jobs for statisticians are expected to grow an astounding 27 percent by 2022. By studying statistics—the science of learning from data—you will be prepared for a career in...

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Chandra Erdman, U.S. Census Bureau

Chandra had her pick of prestigious positions when she graduated with a PhD in statistics from Yale. After considering tenure-track university teaching jobs and positions with corporate firms like Goldman Sachs, she chose to join the U.S. Census Bureau. Chandra explains why she loves being a...

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Genevera Allen, Rice University & Baylor College of Medicine

One of the biggest hurdles to understanding the role of genetics in human health is making sense of the massive amounts of data that make up our DNA. Genevera uses statistics to extract meaning from...

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Roger Peng, Johns Hopkins University

What impact will extreme weather events—such as droughts, floods and heat waves—have on human health? That’s one question statistician Roger Peng is working to answer. Through statistics, he’s developing a better understanding of the health...

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Data Scientist Most In-Demand Job, Reports Fast Company

Data scientists “are among the most wanted hires,” and to become one, individuals need skills in database management, statistics and machine learning, and distributed and parallel systems, reports Fast Company. The findings come from a recent report of jobs site Glassdoor, which ranks the top 25 jobs in America based on  earning potential, career opportunities,…

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Statistician Projected as Top 10 Fastest-Growing Job

Colleges and universities expand statistics and data analytics programs to meet growing demand ALEXANDRIA, VA, (January 18, 2016) – Statistician is projected to be one of the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, following over 15 years of already strong employment growth in the field. The Bureau of…

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Explore some of the organizations that employ statisticians.

Amazon (Seattle, Washington)

DataKind (New York)

The National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC)

Harvard School of Public Health (Boston)

Novartis (Basel, Switzerland)

Tata Consultancy Services (Mumbai, India)

Alibaba Group (Hangzhou, China)

HSBC (London, UK)

RTI International (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina)

Banco Bradesco (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

University of Nairobi, Statistics Association

Lukoil Oil Company (Moscow)

The Bank of Korea (Korea)

Banco de Mexico (Mexico)

National Horticultural Research Institute (Nigeria)

Statiscon (Sweden)

Open Analytics (Belgium)

International Drug Development Institute (Houston)

Quantik (Switzerland)

Statistics for Innovation (Norway)

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (Bulgaria)

Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (Alberta, Canada)

Institute of Statistical Research, Analysis, and Documentation (Greece)

The Institute of Statistical Mathematics (Japan)

National Institute of Statistical Sciences (Research Triangle Park, NC)

Institute of Statistical Sciences (Vietnam)

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Famous Statisticians

Susan Murphy

Susan’s groundbreaking work in statistics has helped doctors improve medical treatment for people suffering from chronic conditions such as ADHD, alcoholism, drug addiction, HIV/AIDS and cardiovascular disease.

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