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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.

Typical Career Paths

  • Government
  • Health and Medicine
  • Industry
  • Operations Management
  • Banking and Finance
  • Insurance
  • Education

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Note: Some of these occupations might require advanced degrees

 

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Beginning Salary Ranges

Payscale.com- Typical Salaries

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: $56,000

 

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Professional 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.

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Graduate Schools

Link To UNF Academic Program

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Arts in Statistics

Holland Interest Codes

Statistics- Conventional; Investigative (CI)

Career Action Plan

  • Conduct an informational interview with or shadow a professional in the field to gain more knowledge about this career
  • Do at least one internship related to your career goal/program of study before graduating to gain experience
  • Get involved in volunteer work and community service
  • Develop leadership skills through on-campus activities such as Presidential Envoys, Residence Assistant, Student Government, Peer Advisor, etc.
  • Develop team skills through involvement in student clubs and organizations on campus
  • Join a professional association related to your career choice