The Spirit of the Season

As we enter the holiday season and the coming new year, many take this time to reflect on the impact they have made or hope to make soon. Statistics not only helps make sense of the world around us, but makes a perceptible impact on our communities and the globe.

Many statisticians see their career as a way to make a difference. From Florence Nightingale, whose early work in data visualization helped save the lives of soldiers during the Crimean War to DJ Patil, the first ever White House Chief Data Scientist, a career in statistics can offer opportunities to make an impact in a broad number of areas. Not to mention statistics is one of the most in demand jobs, with high salaries and job satisfaction.

But don’t just take our word for it. In our latest video “Statisticians Making a Difference,” you will hear statisticians explain how their work makes our world a better place by improving agricultural production to feed more people or protecting refugees in conflict zones.

We hope this video inspires you to keep the giving spirit of the holiday season in your studies or career. Check out more resources on statistics careers and the types of jobs statisticians do from This is Statistics.

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