“Statistician” Again Listed Among Top Jobs
July 24, 2014
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 quantitative skills are in high demand on the job market—one analytics recruiter recently told The Journal that workers who can’t crunch numbers may ultimately face a ‘permanent pink slip.’”
Across the spectrum of business, industry and government, a thirst for understanding through data is driving up demand for people with the skills to quench it.
It’s a great time to be a statistician, and evidence of that keeps mounting. The job outlook is strong. Statisticians do meaningful work, work that makes a difference in people’s lives, work that requires years of training, work that most people do not have the skill or dedication to do. This is the kind of job a person should rightfully be proud of, a profession that should be highly ranked.
Meet Sharon Hessney, the Educator Behind the New York Times Learning Network’s “What’s Going On In This Graph?”
Sharon Hessney is an award-winning mathematics teacher in Boston and graph curator for the New York Times Learning Network’s “What’s Going In This Graph?” feature. She gave This is Statistics an in-depth look into her work and advice for students looking to start careers in the statistics field. Who inspired you to work in statistics education? The Advanced Placement Statistics community of experienced statistics teachers. AP Statistics emphasizes…
Thanks to all the students, parents and teachers who celebrated 2020 graduates with us by entering the June #StatsGrad contest! We’ve enjoyed looking through the your messages and videos submitted during our 2020 #StatsGrad contest. We’re excited to announce Erin Bugbee as this year’s winner! Erin received her Bachelor of Science degree with honors in statistics and Bachelor of Arts degree in behavioral decision sciences from Brown University. She is excited to continue her studies at Carnegie Mellon University as a behavioral decision…