Tag: Jobs

Congratulations, 2020 Stats Grads!

Congratulations to all the 2020 high school and college graduates!  Although you are most likely to celebrate this special moment virtually instead of in an auditorium with your classmates, family, and friends, don’t forget to take the time to acknowledge your hard work and celebrate this amazing milestone in your life. Despite the unusual circumstances you graduate in amid the pandemic, an...

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From Spreadsheets to Headlines: A Day in the Life of Data Journalist Ryan Struyk

What is a data journalist? If you ask Ryan Struyk, data reporter and mobile producer at CNN Politics, it’s someone who can turn a data set into breaking news. Data reporters explain important issues, but instead of using human sources to break the news, they work with data sets. This is Statistics had the opportunity...

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Medical Doctor Says Statistics Education “Instrumental” to Her Success

College students “should run—not walk—to sign up for a statistics course as soon as possible,” writes Jessica Johnson, chief resident of physical medicine at Walter Reed National Medical Center, in a USA Today article. Johnson is a graduate of Cornell College and the University of Missouri School of Medicine.  She’s completing her final year of...

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Wall Street Journal Reports on CIO’s Growing Demand for Data Scientists

Companies need data scientists, and a lot of them, writes Clint Boulton in a recent article for the Wall Street Journal. Chief information officers are having a hard time finding enough candidates with the right mix of skills needed to gather and manipulate data, as well as analyze data to solve tough business problems. Finding...

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Wall Street Journal: Statisticians Lured to High-Tech Jobs Offering Good Salaries and Interesting Work

Statisticians, also known as data scientists, are highly sought after by everyone from banks to retailers to app developers, reports Elizabeth Dwoskin of the Wall Street Journal. In fact, their skills are so rare that many in the high-tech sector have dubbed them “Unicorns,” she writes. She quotes a data consultant from Booz Allen Hamilton...

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CNBC Special Report Calls Careers in Data Science “Next Big Thing”

More parents may find themselves encouraging their children to become data scientists in the same way they’ve long encouraged them to become doctors, lawyers or bankers, says a new article by CNBC. Why? Because statisticians are in strong demand and their salaries are high. Here’s an excerpt from the report about earnings of statisticians: According...

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“Statistician” Again Listed Among Top Jobs

CareerCast.com has once again listed “statistician” as one of the top jobs in 2014 in the U.S., coming in at #3 in its “Jobs Rated Report.” (“Mathematician” was rated #1, followed by “University Professor (Tenured).” The Wall Street Journal’s coverage of the CareerCast.Com jobs report highlights the demand for people with quantitative skills, noting “It’s no secret that...

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