Analyze data to solve real-world problems
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Students of statistics develop strong analytical and problem-solving skills that are sought after by employers. With the increasing role that technology and big data play in all aspects of modern life, our alumni find successful, rewarding careers in a broad range of fields including government, banking and finance, insurance, health care and education.
A degree in statistics can lead to a career as a(n):
- Data scientist
- Investment banker
- Financial analyst
- Business analyst
- Market research analyst
- Computer systems analyst
- Stock trader
Many critical decisions in the corporate environment require the appropriate measurement of how changes in a certain input result in changes in some output of interest. For instance, will redesigning the website increase customer retention? How much does this new advertisement increase conversions? Or, will instituting this corporate policy prevent certain undesirable behaviors? Yet, as these questions are causal in nature, traditional statistical methods or machine learning systems are unable to provide appropriate answers–or could even lead to counterproductive decision-making. Our causal inference faculty is at the leading edge in the development of novel techniques for the design and analysis of both experimental and observational data, providing the necessary tools for answering such questions correctly and efficiently, in small as well as large scale systems.
Find Yourself in Statistics
Use data to answer scientific questions and analyze complex relationships.
Department of Statistics Stories
Statistics professor Jon Wakefield led a team estimating excess deaths due to COVID. The findings caused a stir.
Danni Lin (2011, 2013) finds her statistics and computational finance & risk management degrees helpful as a wine entrepreneur in the US and China.