Category: Career

2017 is the Year of the Statistician

Statistician: it’s a title sparking business-card-envy across all kinds of industries. According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings, it’s the best job in STEM, it’s the best job in business, it’s the fourth best job, period. So, what makes a career as a statistician top the charts? U.S. News weighs several factors like...

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New National Survey By SHRM Shows Employers Struggling to Meet Growing Demand for Data Analysts

More and more public and private sector employers are adding statisticians and data analysts to their ranks but are having a difficult time finding qualified candidates, according to a new national survey released today by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA). The Jobs of the Future:...

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Top Statisticians Answer Your Most Burning Questions About Careers in Sports Analytics

The ASA recently held a webinar about careers in sports analytics, covering topics from how to get a job as a sports statistician to understanding the types of problems they solve. Below are some of the most popular questions answered by the moderator, Scott Evans from Harvard, and panelists, Dennis Lock of the Miami Dolphins...

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Want Today’s Hottest Career? Start with a Statistics Course

Statistics is one of the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. and a top job for Millennials.  Students are catching on to its appeal – more are graduating with degrees in statistics, and taking AP statistics in high school. But what exactly is statistics and what do statisticians do? Statistics is the science of learning from data, and of...

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How Gertrude Cox Blazed a Trail for Women in Statistics

The field of statistics attracts a larger share of women than most STEM fields, and it’s partly because of the legacy of women like Gertrude Cox, one of the most important statisticians in history. Born in 1900, Cox left a mark on the field through her tireless work, and her passion for bringing statistics education...

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New Reports Name Statistics as an In-Demand Career

As spring rolls in, college graduates are focusing on the next steps for their education and careers. These graduates should take note that two more reports have identified statistics and data science as fast growing degree programs leading to in demand, high paying careers. We previously told you about data from the U.S. Bureau of...

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Four Reasons to Become an Environmental Statistician Now

The environment is the perfect playground for statisticians. The natural world exists upon intricate systems with natural variations that are fraught with uncertainty and randomness. Complex questions arise within all Earth’s systems that need statisticians from diverse disciplines to tackle them. Statisticians provide critical insight about the environment to help make our world a safer...

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What’s the Best Job in Business? Statistician, According to U.S. News & World Report

Move over marketing executive and finance director, and make room for statistician, the best job in business according to a recent ranking by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News weighed factors such as salary, job growth, advancement opportunities and career satisfaction to determine the best jobs of 2016. Statistician also ranked high on other...

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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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