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Transferring your statistical skills toward another career path

Statisticians represent one the fastest growing areas of work in the US.  Between 2016 and 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that new positions will increase by more than 33%, just behind certain health care and alternative energy occupations. But even more important is that the demand for professionals (with a PhD) who can demonstrate knowledge of statistical methods is on the rise.


Consider a few more points from a recent article at QZ:

* LinkedIn lists “statistical analysis and data mining” as the second-most important skill companies are looking for in 2018.

* The American Statistical Association says that there will probably still not be enough statisticians to meet demand from employers, stretching well into the 2020s.

  • * Compensation for statistical and data analysis skills for many jobs is highly competitive.

To find specific examples, we include below a representative cluster of jobs that either requires or prefers candidates with statistical skills and data analytics capabilities. Our latest dive into existing job opportunities suggests that the applications of such skills cuts across a wide range of industries, disciplines and geographies.


Partner Strategist, Latin America, Facebook

Researcher, Riot Games

Economist, US Department of Transportation

Data Scientist, Diversity and Inclusion

Computational Social Scientist, Gallup


Bioinformatics and Data Scientist for Public Health

Artificial Intelligence Senior Consultant

Senior Data Scientist, McKinsey Academy

Head of Regulatory Affairs, Health/Life Science

Senior Data Scientist, Spotify


For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page.