Mathematics & Statistics Awareness Month: Careers in Statistics

One of the coolest things about statistics is the breadth and diversity of the career opportunities available to a professional with this skill set. From politics to animal care to clinical trials for pharmaceuticals, statistics has a place in essentially every career sector.

As we celebrate Mathematics & Statistics Awareness Month, we’re sharing insights from ASA’s recent survey of young professionals working in statistics or using their skills in other industries, and the responses have brought this truth to light with names and stories.

“Every department at pretty much every company wants someone who can take their data and find meaning in it. Regardless of what sector or area of business you’re interested in, there are opportunities,” said Corinne Idzarek, one of the survey respondents.

Check out this list of the diverse careers where recent graduates have put their statistics skills to work:

Associate Consultant – Corporate Strategy, Liberty Mutual
Consulting Sector
Travis Britain

Analyst, Hillary for America
Government/Education
Trevor Smith

Business Intelligence Analyst, Thrivent Financial
Financial/Banking
Corinne Idzorek

Quality Assurance Engineer, Applied Predictive Technologies
Science/Technology Sector
Brittany Cohen

College Adviser, College Advising Corps
Government/Education
Emily Hadley

Emerging IT Leaders, Purdue University
Science/Technology Sector
Jieyu Gao

Investment Banking Summer Analyst, Nymex Capital
Financial/Banking
Jonathan Jordan

Configuration Engineer, Apttus
Science/Technology Sector
Ariana Montus

Data Analytics Consultant, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
Insurance/Actuarial
Dana Udwin

View the full ASA Young Professional Profiles here, and keep an eye on this blog and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more profile highlights.

 

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