Who Employs Statisticians?
Is a Career in Statistics Right for You?
1: Jobs in statistics are great for curious people. One day you might be analyzing the breeding habits of sea turtles and the next the brain activity of children with autism. How much do you enjoy learning new things?
Not so much
2: Statisticians often work with experts in other fields to solve important problems. How much do you enjoy working with others?
The more the merrier
I like to keep to myself
3: The median salary for data scientists was $80,000 for those with less than three years of experience, and $150,000 for those with nine or more years of experience, according to Burtch Works 2014 report. How high a priority is salary to you?
Money is nice, but it's not everything
4: The work of statisticians impacts all areas of society, from the medicines we take to the policies our elected leaders adopt. Do you want a career that impacts society?
Very much – I want to make a difference
Somewhat – it would be nice to do something that helps people
Not so much – I just want to earn a paycheck