What Can You Do With A Major In Statistics?
Statistics is an insight by means of numbers. It involves designing experiments or surveys for information gathering purposes in the most cost-efficient manner in order to reach conclusions. Statisticians are also responsible for advising on experimental designs, conducting surveys, analyzing data, and developing new methods of analysis. Statistical ideas and methods can be used in a variety of areas, and may be associated in fields such as agriculture, biological and health sciences, economics, psychology, sociology, business, industry and government.
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Years Minimum Experience Needed Positions and/or Master Degree
General Career Directions
According to the
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Spring 2008 Salary
Survey, beginning salaries for graduates with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor
of Science degree in Statistics start at about $51,000. Master's Degree:
$53,000. Doctoral Degree: $56,000For more information on salaries click here
Ability to analyze
and interpret data
Ability to design
Verbal and written
Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships
and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research,
convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most
importantly job databases.American Statistical AssociationInstitute of Mathematical Statistics International
Society for Clinical BiostatisticsInternational
for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Local Programs - Master
of Science in Statistics and other related programs Florida International University University of Florida
National Programs - Master of Science in Statistics other related
programs Georgia Institute of Technology University of Georgia
Other resources for graduate program researchhttp://www.gradschools.com/ http://www.petersons.com/ http://www.princetonreview.com/
of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida offers
a Bachelor of Arts in Statistics .
Conventional; Investigative (CI)
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