Careers & Graduate Study in Statistics

What Can I Do With a Statistics Major?

Employment prospects for graduates in statistics are high, and entry level salaries for starting analysts or data specialists are very good.

  • According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the number of jobs for statisticians is expected to increase through 2016.
  • A 2011 CareerCast.com survey ranked "statistician" 5th of the 200 "best jobs" a college graduate can get today.
  • Statistician: The "really sexy job for the 2010s" Google's Chief Economist talks about the need for statisticians.
  • A 2005 American Statistical Association survey found that master's level graduates in statistics with little or no experience earned salaries in the $55,000-70,000 range.

What do statisticians do?

The American Statistical Association website has a wealth of knowledge about what it is like to be a statistician.

Where do statisticians work?

Statisticians work in a number of fields including business, science, and technology. Check out more information on industries employing statisticians.

How much do statisticians make?

Check out the current salary reports for statisticians working in business, industry, government, and academia.

Area Graduate Programs in Statistics

Cornell University

Rochester Institute of Technology

University of Rochester Medical Center

University at Albany School of Public Health

University at Buffalo

Syracuse University

Finding Graduate Programs in Statistics:

PhDs.org allows you to search master's and doctoral programs in Statistics by location, specialty, cost, and other factors.

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