Looking Ahead to 2021: A Year of Opportunity for Statisticians

This year been unpredictable and unprecedented for everyone. With the dramatic shift in the U.S. workforce and economy due to COVID-19, you may be wondering,“Is a statistics still a good career option for me?”

Although the future may seem uncertain for many in 2021, the opportunities for a satisfying career as a statistician remains certain. Your students will be able to apply their statistics skills toward important and fulfilling work in many sectors, including pharmaceuticals , human rights, international development, government, and technology.

As the country struggled to navigate through the pandemic, statisticians mobilized to provide data and analysis on the increasing number of coronavirus cases and deaths per state. Their work has shaped life-saving policy decisions.

Forging ahead to 2021, as cases continue to rise nationally and we prepare for vaccine distribution, statisticians’ roles will remain crucial to solving this crisis. If you are interested in making a tangible difference in the world, the statistics field may be the perfect career for you.

In fact, careers in statistics are still among the fastest-growing and top-paying jobs in the country. “Statistician” was recently among Newsweek’s 100 Highest-Paying Jobs in America, earning an average annual wage of $95,680. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in the statistics field is forecasted to be 35% higher in 2029 than in 2019. In addition to positively impacting the world, you will be able to experience a financially rewarding career as a statistics professional.

No matter what the future holds, by pursuing statistics, you’re setting yourself up for a bright future. Statistical skills are in high demand in virtually every sector.

Explore the diverse opportunities in the statistics field and how you can jumpstart your future here.


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