March 7, 2014

Careers in statistics

From Science Careers

“[The Bureau of Labor Statistics] projects that statistics jobs will grow 27% from 2012 to 2022, putting the profession in the “much faster than the average for all occupations” growth category. The bureau puts statisticians’ median annual salary in 2012 at $75,560.

In addition to having a different quote from Hal Varian than the one you were expecting, they talk to statisticians including Xihong Lin and Montse Fuentes.


Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include semiparametric models, survey sampling, statistical computing, foundations of statistics, and whatever methodological problems his medical collaborators come up with. He also blogs at Biased and Inefficient See all posts by Thomas Lumley »


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    Sammie Jia

    It is good to know that. But I guess ‘Statistics Jobs’ are not just ‘Statistics’. It also includes things like Database modelling, Big data, data mining using variouse programming languages such as Java, Python etc…

    Interestingly, i have seen some news saying the R skill requirement is put on the job ads more and more, but when employers say R skill, it mean R incorporating with Python, Java,Cpp etc…

    4 years ago