Tag: Degree

Statistician: A 2019 Top Job in America

Looking for a career path that has potential for growth, pays well, is low stress and offers a healthy work-life balance? Statistician is ranked the best business job, period, and the second best job in America by U.S. News & World Report. UPDATE, April 2019: USA TODAY named “statistician” as the #5 top job in America...

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More Students Earning Statistics Degrees, But Not Enough To Meet Surging Demand for Statisticians

ALEXANDRIA, VA, OCTOBER 1, 2015 – Statistics is one of the fastest-growing degrees in the U.S., but the growth may not be enough to satisfy the high demand for ­­statisticians in technology, consumer products, health care, government, manufacturing and other areas of the economy, an analysis conducted by the American Statistical Association (ASA) finds. Data...

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Undergraduate Data Science Programs Are on the Rise—But Is the Degree Right for You?

Data science has been a hot topic in recent years, so it’s no surprise that undergraduate programs in the field are popping up across the country. But for what kinds of jobs are these degrees designed to prepare students? And, how are they different from degrees in related disciplines, like computer science or statistics? The...

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Statistics Degrees Offer High Salaries and Financial Stability, Study Finds

Those who study statistics not only get a great return on their college investment, but the promise of financial security throughout their careers, according to a recent report by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Among its key findings, the Center found that recent graduates of STEM degree programs earn the highest wages...

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Fortune Magazine: Bachelor’s Degrees in Statistics Soaring

More people are recognizing the growing interest in statistics education and careers, including Fortune magazine, which recently ran an article titled “Move over, computer science. Bachelor’s degrees in statistics have soared 95% since 2010.” The article cites data from the National Center for Education Statistics showing that the number of undergraduate students getting a degree in...

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Reports on Growth in Undergraduate Statistics Degrees

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette today reported on data released by the American Statistical Association showing that statistics is the fastest-growing STEM degree. “[The American Statistical Association’s] analysis of federal education data says statistics since 2010 has been the fastest-growing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) undergraduate degree in the nation, outpacing all other computer-related disciplines, environment and...

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