For every "what can I do with a degree in statistics?" question there are countless answers and various paths that will get you to an end result. Resources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook and the US Department of Labor’s O'Net Online have valuable information on occupations for students who have received a degree in statistics. Both of those websites allow you to research the levels of education, the work environments, median pay grades, the job outlook for the next several years, and similar occupations.
The following will give you more information for the various career planning involved for each primary field:
- Government & Insurance
- Health and Medicine
- Industry & Operations Management
- Banking and Finance
Whether your goals are to get into academics, government, industry, or any other occupational field after graduation, chances are there will be an increased demand for students who have extensively studied statistics. With a predictive job outlook of an increase of 31% over the next ten years, which is higher than average for all occupations (5% is the average growth rate per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021-2031 ), the need for Statisticians is ever increasing.
The Department of Statistics is committed to guiding our students towards their career goals, regardless of their education level (Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD). From internships to professional development and biannual career forums, the Department of Statistics will offer you many tools and resources to guide you towards your career goals.