New Reports Name Statistics as an In-Demand Career

As spring rolls in, college graduates are focusing on the next steps for their education and careers. These graduates should take note that two more reports have identified statistics and data science as fast growing degree programs leading to in demand, high paying careers.

We previously told you about data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics calling out statistician as one of the ten fastest growing jobs in the country. Now CareerCast’s 2016 Jobs Report named data scientist and statistician as their number one and two best jobs in terms of growth and salary. CareerCast cited the “tremendous opportunity” for data jobs in any field that uses consumer information from healthcare to retail as the rationale for the ranking.

With this job growth comes growth in undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well. The second new report comes from Fortune and PayScale, who rated master’s degrees in biostatistics and statistics as the number one and two best graduate degrees for jobs in 2016. Again, PayScale cited long term job outlook and median pay as top indicators for these degree programs but also report high job satisfaction and low stress levels among those with master’s degrees in biostatistics and statistics.

Want to find out more about what data scientists and statisticians do in their day to day jobs? Check out our recent posts.

 

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Related Posts

Fall Data Challenge 2021: Congratulations to the Winners!

In this year’s Fall Data Challenge, Fight Food Insecurity, 76 teams and 139 students submitted their data visualizations and analyses of the current state of food security across the United States. Students recommended a range of creative potential solutions to help provide relief for food scarcity and insecurity. Their statistical analyses of the dataset allowed…

Fall Data Challenge: First Look at the Dataset

Students, are you ready for the Fall Data Challenge? Gather your team, the challenge opens this Monday, October 11. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, November 7, at 11:59 PM EST. We’ve just released the dataset, so you can take your first look at it now! Here are the resources to start with: Read the ‘Getting…

Comments are closed.