In 2022, ‘Data Scientist’ and ‘Statistician’ Are Top Jobs

The U.S. News & World Report’s annual job ranking list showed that data scientists and statisticians continue to be top careers, offering competitive salaries, opportunity for advancement, and a healthy work-life balance.

Data scientist ranked #3 in Best Technology Jobs, #6 in Best STEM jobs, and #6 in overall Best Jobs. Statistician also made the list ranking #3 in Best Business Jobs, #7 in Best STEM Jobs, and #8 among Best Jobs across all categories. Let’s take a look at why these career paths received high rankings.

In 2022, ‘Data Scientist’ and ‘Statistician’ Are Top Jobs

Jobs in these fields pay well, with an average salary ranging from $92,000 – $98,000, and have an unemployment rate of 2%. Not to mention data science and statistics touch almost every field, with demand for these roles continuing to grow. Today, you can find data scientists and statisticians working in a variety of careers, from government agencies and sports analytics to video game developers and data journalists.

“Statisticians practice the science of using data to make decisions. They decide what data they need and how to collect it, design experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret data, and report conclusions. And unlike most professions, statistics can be applied to a vast number of fields or issues, like the environment, public safety, health care and sports,” according to the U.S. News & World Report statisticians profile.

Data scientists and statisticians will continue to be sought-out careers. From 2020-2023 the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 30-35% increase in employment growth, meaning over 15,000 job opportunities will be created.

A career in data science and statistics can provide you with the tools and skills to help change the world.

Are you interested in learning more about these career paths? Get started by exploring bachelor’s degree programs available for statistics and data science majors.


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