10 potential career options with a degree in statistics
Discover the most common carer options available with a degree in statistics, with a description of each role and the required skills to pursue these jobs
This post has been written in collaboration with Daniel Williams.
A reader recently contacted me because he was hesitating between starting his studies in statistics or economics. I studied economics and I am now doing a PhD in statistics, so he reached out to me to know what I thought about these two fields, and in particular, what were my feelings about the career opportunities available with these two degrees.
Before considering pursuing a graduate degree, it is important to have a clear understanding of the skills you will develop and the career opportunities that will become available to you.
I leave it to those who have studied economics and work in this field to discuss career opportunities with a degree in economics. In this post, I will focus on the career options that are available for people with a degree in statistics.
Bear in mind that there are many professional opportunities with a degree in statics. Indeed, statistical expertise is highly sought after in a wide range of computing and data analysis job roles; as soon as there are data, statistical expertise is required. Moreover, there are almost as many different jobs as people. Therefore, the list of jobs below is non-exhaustive and you may get a job that is not mentioned in this list. However, I hope it will still give you an overview of what you can expect after your studies.
If you believe I missed one — if you studied statistics and your job is not mentioned here for example, feel free to leave a comment at the end of the post.
What types of jobs are available?
Some of the roles you can pursue include:
- Statistician: Collect, analyze and interpret data in a wide range of fields, including economics…