Category: Career

Stats in Action: 3 Data Journalism Skills I’ll Take Back to Grad School

Nick Thieme is an AAAS Mass Media Fellow with the sponsorship of the American Statistical Association, working at Slate Magazine over the summer months. Through this series, he gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of his journey as a statistician and data journalist.  At Slate, I just submitted a story about fireworks, a second story about...

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Mathematics & Statistics Awareness Month: Young Pro Roundup

Looking back on the first ever Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, we are excited to be a part of this event as statistics is brought to the forefront. We’ve been celebrating with a look at young professionals who are putting their statistics skills to work in a wide range of exciting careers and sharing their advice...

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Going Greener with Statistics: National Environmental Education Week

From April 23 to 29, it’s National Environmental Education Week (NEEW)! The National Environmental Education Foundation, the organization behind NEEW, as well as other environmental organizations, are harnessing the power of big data analysis to measure climate change and other weather related events. Even better, the insights they glean are helping to find ways to...

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New Hybrid Economy Demands Highly Trained Data Scientists

Anytime there is recognition of the importance of data science and analytics in today’s workforce, we stand up and cheer. From the often-cited McKinsey Report on Big Data, to the U.S. News & World Report’s declaration that 2017 is the Year of the Statistician, evidence supporting the need for statisticians and the many benefits of...

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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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