Statistics is based on the science of gathering and analyzing numerical data to draw conclusions, whether about the data as a whole or subsets of data taken from representative samples. Statistical methods and thinking help businesses and organizations think critically about the data and information they product.
Those who are employed as statisticians help streamline, communicate, and provide context and insight into data. They use mathematical models as essential predictive tools and frameworks for analyzing data and its variations. Statisticians solve real-world problems in business, engineering, healthcare, and many other fields.
According to the American Statistical Association (ASA), being a statistician is the “coolest job you’ve never heard of.”
If you like to ask real questions and find real answers, statistics is an excellent career choice with a good future. And being knowledgeable about statistics will make you a more informed consumer.
If you pursue a concentration in statistics at Marian University, you’ll complete courses such as:
The ASA reports statisticians work in virtually every economic sector. They work in agriculture and technology. They fight against social injustice and human rights abuses. They work for social media companies and Internet service providers.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Job titles held by students who earn a B.S. in mathematics with a concentration in statistics could include:
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