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What is Statistics? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU Department of Statistics

What is Statistics?

According to the Department of Statistics, "The department offers graduate work leading to MS and PhD degrees in Statistics. Students can concentrate on theory or applications, and programs can be tailored to emphasize such areas of interest as ecology, engineering, forestry, genetics/genomics and computational biology, mathematics, or oceanography. All students obtain experience as statistical consultants for problems in a variety of areas, including agriculture, biology, forestry, exercise physiology, and engineering. Students interested in environmental sciences have the opportunity to obtain experience both in and outside the classroom with statistical methods for environmental data."

Related Careers

Market Research Analyst 
Aerospace Engineer Mathematics Editor
Air Traffic Controller
Media Buyer
Applications Programmer Meteorologist
Applied Science Technologist Mortgage Researcher
Artificial Intelligence
Network Programmer
Numerical Analyst
Banking/Credit/Investment Manager Operations Research Analyst
Pollution Meteorologist
Commodity Manager Production Manager
Computer Engineer


Computer Installation

Public Health Statistician

Computer Programmer

Purchasing/Contract Agent

Computer Scientist
Quality Assurance Analyst
Cost Estimator/Analyst Rate Analyst
Cryptographer/Cryptologist Research Analyst
Data Control Administrator Risk & Insurance Specialist
Data Processing Manager
Risk Analyst
Database Manager
Robotics Programmer
Demographer Satellite Communications
Economist Software Engineer
EDP Auditor Software Support Specialist
Engineering Lab Technician
System Engineer
Environmental Technologist Systems Analyst
Estate Planner Teacher
External Auditor Technical Support Representative
Financial Auditor Technical Writer
Financial Consultant
Transportation Planner
Hydrologist Underwriter
Industrial/Institutional Buyer
Urban Planner
Information Scientist Value Engineer
Inventory Control Specialist
Weight Analyst
Investment Banker Writer
Loan/Credit Officer

Related Skills

Ability to Master New Technology Advanced Statistics Skills Computer Skills Probability Skills
Able to Collect, Process and Analyze Data Analytical Skills Innovative Problem Solver
Able to Master New Ideas and Skills Attention to Details Logical Thinking Skills Quantitative Abilities
Abstract Thinking Skills Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Organization Skills Survey Designing Skills

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Be an Actuary - This site provides practical real world jobs for actuaries, including college study options, how to get started and how to find a job.

American Academy of Actuaries - lists actuary positions nationwide.

American Marketing Association - lists research positions for persons with skills in statistics.

Actuary.com - lists actuary positions nationwide.

Marketing Research Association - lists positions for professionals with strengths in data analysis.

MedZilla - allows users to search for positions in biostatistics.

National Security Agency - offers professional positions for university graduates, with career paths in mathematics, computer science, computer and electrical engineering, intelligence analysis, and other areas.


Statistics.com Jobs

Employment Services for Mathematicians

Math Jobs

Jobs for Mathematicians

Internship & Co-op Opportunities for Undergraduates

National Security Agency Careers

SIAM: Careers

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

OnlineAccountingDegrees - a directory of every accounting education program in the country and includes all types of undergraduate, graduate and advanced certification degrees. It also offers the option of long distance on-line learning.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Mathematics Careers

Cool Math: Careers

Careers in Math

Careers in Mathematics

Mathematics of Cartography

Careers in Science and Engineering

NASA Careers

Sload Career Cornerstone Center

Online Math Degrees - useful tool to all future math students looking to find the best campus or online math programs. I cover everything from teaching math, career options, schools being offered.

Professional Association Links

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics - SIAM's mission is to, "build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology through our publications, research, and community." Their site includes a job board, job search resources, how to apply your math degree and news surrounding math careers.

American Mathematical Society - The AMS provides lots of information for professionals in math careers. Their employment services page provides job services, employment center interveiws, print ads, and general career information.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Provides information for math teachers of all levels, from elementary to higher ed. Their professional development page provides online workships, training and seminars. The "Jobs Online" tab also includes a job database where you can upload resumes, view jobs and be updated when job matches arise.

Association for Women in Mathematics - The AWM provides information for parents, teachers, students, educators and institutions. Their resources include job ads, career advices and opportunities.

Mathematical Association of America - This site has a great frequently asked question page about mathmatical careers and where to find the answers.

American Statistical Association - ASA's page includes a career center with career information for statistic careers.

Association for Women in Mathematics

Mathematical Association of America

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Society of Actuaries

IEEE Computer Society



US Census Bureau

Computing Research Association

Miscellaneous Links


Math on the Web


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