Mathematics & Statistics Awareness Month: Careers in Statistics
April 24, 2017
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
Analyst, Hillary for America
Business Intelligence Analyst, Thrivent Financial
Quality Assurance Engineer, Applied Predictive Technologies
College Adviser, College Advising Corps
Emerging IT Leaders, Purdue University
Investment Banking Summer Analyst, Nymex Capital
Configuration Engineer, Apttus
Data Analytics Consultant, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
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