New Degree Programs for the Hottest Job of 2017
September 15, 2017
Demand for employees with statistical skills continues to soar. According to Glassdoor, the top job of 2017 is data scientist. In addition to this, three more of the top 10 professions rely on data analysis skills, meaning that at least four of the top 10 jobs of 2017 would require statistical skills to be hired.
Following steady and significant growth in statitsics program offerings since 2014, 2017 is proving to be another great year for the field. To meet the demand, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, universities across the nation are also creating new programs in data science.
The University of California is working to create a data science undergraduate program, Harvard is launching a data science master’s program, and many other universities are adding data science tracks to their roster.
“This is the national conversation at pretty much all of the leading universities,” –David Culler, interim dean of the Division of Data Sciences at UC Berkeley, San Franscisco Chronicle
We have heard statisticians say over and over again that statistical literacy is becoming a basic skill that can give you a competitive edge in any field. Plus, salaries are high and jobs for statisticians and data scientists are expected to grow more than 34 percent by 2024.
Studying statistics will prepare you for a career in one of the world’s most in-demand scientific fields with job opportunities all over the world. Signing up for one statistics course in high school or college is all it takes to get involved.
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