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Statistics in the News
- According to
of Labor Statistics Occupation Finder, Statistician is one of 6
occupations at the top of both median pay and projected growth rate
(to see this, click twice on the column header "2016 Median Pay" and
then twice on the "Projected Growth Rate" header).
- Statistician is the #1 overall job on CNBC's list of
10 Best Jobs of 2017.
Statistician is #4 on U.S. News list
The 25 Best Jobs of 2017 and #1 on both the lists
Struggling to Meet Growing Demand for Data Analysts
Guess the Correlation
- Biostatistics and Statistics top
list of best grad degrees for jobs
and World Report ranks "Statistician" #1 in best business
jobs and #3 in best STEM jobs.
Data science and statistics top
list of the best jobs of 2016
Power of Data: Crossword Plagiarism Revealed
- The NY Times has been
Extracting Structured Data From Recipes Using Conditional Random
Fields (and they
their data public
scientists fool themselves &mdash and how they can stop
Degrees Continue Strong Growth (see also this
blog post with more information)
enough to meet surging demand.
Millenials, Want to Pay Off Student Loans? Consider These
Are the Odds? To learn to think critically, take a statistics class.
Is this Big Data's Biggest Hurdle?
the Age of Big Data Made Statistics the Hottest Job Around
Best Jobs 2015: Statistician and Actuary
Future of Sports Journalism in a Technologically Driven World
Data: Are We Making a Big Mistake?
Scientists or Data Janitors? Nothing really new here, just a
change is buzzwords. Any statistician who has worked with "real
data" knows that getting the data in shape to be analyzed is often
half (or more) of the job.
through the ages at the British Library.
How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2 (In which Laszlo Bock, who
is in charge of all hiring at Google, says "I took statistics at
business school, and it was transformative for my
career. Analytical training gives you a skill set that
differentiates you from most people in the labor market.")
Data's Little Brother (NYT)
Up Big Data, Broadening Beoynd the Internet (NYT)
Wilson says Biologists Don't Need to Know Math. Others
Numbers of Stats Degrees
is Berkeley's fastest growing major
has secret weapon in statistical guru (SI)
Upbeat Stats on Statistics (WSJ) (One of our PhD graduates,
Brian Caffo, Professor of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health, is interviewed in this article)
Crunchers Now the Cool Kids on Campus (WSJ) ("Also, some
departments don't have the budget to add faculty or classes. And
departments with the funds to grow can find it difficult to attract
qualified candidates. `Finding Ph.D.s in statistics who are willing
to devote themselves to teaching is getting harder and harder,'
Prof. De Veaux said. `Everybody wants them.'")
Science is Hot (NYT)
Jobs Driving Expansion of University Statistics Departments
are the odds that statistics would get this popular? (NYT)
Age of Big Data (NYT)
Companies Learn Your Secrets (NYT) ("It's like an arms race to hire
statisticians nowadays," said Andreas Weigend, the former chief
scientist at Amazon.com.)
Today s Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics (NYT) ("I keep saying that
the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians," said Hal
Varian, chief economist at Google. "And I m not kidding.")
the Facts. Yes, All of Them. (NYT)
- Why Statistics?
Cybercrime Wave that Wasn't (NYT)
Big Data Became So Big (NYT)
Analyses of Organic Food's Value Disagree (NYT)
- Want a top
job? Do the math. (MSNBC)
more reasons not to trust voluntary response polls?
(or from the source)
an Excel error bring down the London