Work with Data That Is Revolutionizing Society
Big data is revolutionizing our society, and businesses, scientists, and governments are looking for specialists trained in analyzing and interpreting it.
At Michigan Tech, a bachelor’s degree in statistics prepares you to work anywhere data is collected—in any sector of the economy, for scientific institutions and health organizations, and for government agencies. Or pursue a graduate degree in statistics or an allied area, such as biostatistics, epidemiology, or analytics.
Michigan Tech's degree program includes foundational mathematics courses (calculus, linear algebra, and probability), along with core courses in statistical theory, applied statistics, and statistical computing. In addition, you will choose an application area—a discipline in which statistical techniques are commonly applied—and complete a core of courses in that area.
Be a part of the big data revolution
After you graduate you'll work in teams doing impactful work.
- Marketers use data to improve the customer experience by recommending products and services, personalizing the shopping experience, and serving up content that resonates.
- Modern automobiles and appliances collect large amounts of data that automotive engineers can use to improve designs.
- Web-based companies, such as Google, collect and act on large amounts of data to improve the search experience and deliver the best results for the user.
- In addition, the collection and analysis of data continues to play a central role in medical and scientific research, quality control in manufacturing processes, environmental sciences, government and policy research, and other traditional areas of application.
Job opportunities in statistics are plentiful
Statistics majors are in-demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 32.7% employment growth for statisticians between 2021 and 2031. BLS estimates 11,200 jobs will be available in the USA.
Tomorrow Needs Innovative Statisticians
As the world of big data expands, so does the need for talented mathematicians and statisticians. A degree in statistics opens doors—you’ll have opportunities to solve real-world problems in a diverse range of fields, including business, engineering, healthcare, academia, government, and more. Blend your mathematics skills with science, technology, and engineering.
Career Opportunities for Statistics Majors
Statisticians work in some of the best paying and most satisfying jobs, too. Statistician (#30) and Data Scientist (#22) are in the 100 Best Jobs according to US News and World Report. Some of the jobs open to you with a BS in Statistics:
- Business Analyst
- Business Intelligence Manager
- College or University Professor
- Data Scientist
- Environmental Scientist
- Financial Analyst
- Investment Banking Analyst
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Management Consultant
- Market Research Analyst
- Quality Assurance Manager
- Software Engineer
Companies Hiring Michigan Tech Math Majors
This is just a sampling of companies who have hired our graduates:
- Apex Systems
- Caterpillar Inc.
- Commonwealth Care Alliance
- Dando Chemicals
- Epic Systems
- Mercury Marine
- Vera Bradley
- Willis Towers Watson