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Employment Opportunities for Statisticians

Job opportunities in statistics are projected to remain favorable in the future. As the U.S. economy continues to produce jobs using quantitative literacy and analyses, increased numbers of statisticians are required. Colleges and Universities need statisticians for teaching, statistical research, and consulting. The private sector needs statisticians in management, product quality, medicine, pharmaceutical research, medical device research, engineering, transportation, insurance, computer and data processing services, risk assessment, and marketing. Government agencies employ statisticians to design, collect, analyze, and interpret data for planning and development services in agriculture, labor, education, and the census, among others.

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If you are excited about any of thiese areas, a career in Probability and Statistics may be right for you. As shown below an advantage of working as a statistician is that you can combine your interest with almost any other field in science, technology, medicine or business:
  • Agriculture
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Demography
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Epidemiology
  • Finance
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • Health Science
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Safety
  • Sociology
  • Sports
  • Telecommunications
  • Zoology

The most common job-tytles of statisticians inlcude:

  • Professor
  • Business Analyst
  • Economist
  • Software Engineer
  • Mathematician
  • Risk Analyst
  • Quality Analyst
  • Investigator
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Pharmaceutical Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Data Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Manager

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