Become a Data Storyteller

According to Hal Varian, the chief economist at Google, all data has a story to tell, and everyone has data; however, the professionals who have the ability to analyze this data correctly are in short supply. And as technology continues to revolutionize the ways in which we obtain and read information, there is a burgeoning demand for statisticians. Position yourself to be a valuable commodity on the job market with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, and a concentration in statistics, from Michigan Tech.

Statisticians require a strong background in mathematics, science, computing, and communication. The Department of Mathematical Sciences will provide you with a breadth of knowledge in these areas, allowing you to effectively collect, analyze, and communicate numerical data.

What story will you tell?

Statisticians are employed by the government and a number of industries to solve problems and forecast. The government employs statisticians to create surveys to help shape policy. In industry, you might design market-research surveys or polls and interpret the samplings to predict the behaviors of a large population, or streamline the production and distribution of goods. You might set up experiments for the FDA and help to determine the efficacy of a new medication. Even professional sports teams hire statisticians to optimize strategies.

With a median salary pegged at around $72,000 (this data was most likely compiled by a statistician), it is clear that statisticians are compensated well for their efforts.