What can I do with a major in Statistics?
UGA Specific Information for Statistics
Statistics has been described as the science of learning from data: everything from planning for the collection of data and data management, to end-product activities such as drawing conclusions from data and presentation of results. Statistics includes the scientific application of mathematical principles to the collection, analysis, and presentation of data. Statisticians contribute to the design of surveys and experiments; collection, processing, and analysis of data; and interpretation of the results. Statisticians apply their methods in all subject areas. Sampling-obtaining information about a population of people or group of things by surveying a small portion of the total is often used. Statisticians the where and how of data, determine the type and size of the sample group, instructions and procedures for the sampling collection, tabulate the data and final analysis, interpretation and summary using computer software.
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Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
- Actuarial Science - Professionals in the actuary field calculate the financial impact of risk and uncertainty. They evaluate the probability of events and quantify the contingent outcome in order to minimize the impacts of financial losses associated with uncertain undesirable events. Accountants focus on measuring and documenting financial information that helps others make decisions about allocating resources.
- Business Analyst - As a business analyst, you'll work within an organization, helping to manage change and plan for the future in line with company goals. This could be for one specific project, or as a permanent feature of the organization. You'll need to understand the current organizational situation, identify future needs, and create solutions to help meet those needs, usually (but not always) in relation to information and software systems.
- Cryptography - A cryptographer develops algorithms, ciphers, and security systems to encrypt sensitive information.
- Data Analyst - Data analysts are in charge of producing and tracking key performance indicators. Additionally, they gather, understand, and document business requirements using a variety of tools and techniques. Additionally, data analysts manipulate, analyze, and interpret complex datasets relating to the business they work for.
- Data Scientist - Data scientists are in charge of collecting and utilizing large amounts of data and convert them into information using algorithms and machine learning. Data scientists take charge of projects to meet a variety of business needs and present their results using clear and engaging language.
- Economist - Professionals in this field are focused on the analysis of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Economists work in many fields including academia, government, and in the private sector.
- Market Research Analyst - Market research analysts study market conditions in local, regional, or national areas to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
- Mathematician - A mathematician conducts research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. They solve problems in various field using mathematical methods.
- Operations Research - Operations research analysts use advanced methods of mathematical analysis to help organizations solve problems and make better fiscal decisions. Most operations research analysts in the federal government work for the Department of Defense, which also employs a large number of analysts through private consulting firms.
- Quality Analyst - A quality analyst evaluates, tests, and validates software and/or IT services. Analyzes definiciences in service or performance and recommends product or service improvements to address problems.
- Project Manager - Project Managers are in charge of managing projects and ensuring that they adhere to the pre-established budget, schedule, and scope. They must also track project milestones and deliverables to ensure the successful execution of the project. Project managers help develop project plans, objectives, technologies, schedules, funding, and staffing as well.
- Risk Analyst - Risk advisors manage risk by identifying, measuring, and making decisions on a variety of risks within an organization. Some key responsibilities include documenting key risks, communicating risks, maintaining data quality of risk management systems, and making recommendations on ways to control and reduce risk.
- Statistical Consultant - A statistical consultant provides a range of services to clients including statistical advice, analysis, and training. Clients can come from a wide variety of subject areas including business, medicine, environment, and government.
- Statistician - A statistician develops or applies mathematical or statistical theories and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics.
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- O*NET - The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations (Login using your 810/811)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations
- Career Insider: Vault Guides - Vault is one of the world’s leading sources of Career Intelligence. It can help make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects significantly easier and more efficient. Whether you are just exploring possible career paths or you are ready for your interview, Career Insider can help! (Login using your 810/811)
- Candid Career - Whether you are just beginning to explore career options, preparing for a job interview, or looking to change careers, CandidCareer.com can help by providing you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy to use website. We can all learn from the experiences of others and the Career Center makes this valuable resource available to UGA students so they may be informed and ready for what lies ahead. (Login using your 810/811)
- GoinGlobal - View jobs/internship in other countries and country career guides (Login using your 810/811)
- Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets us apart is our "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision.
- Portfolium - Your work and projects are undeniable proof of your skills – Portfolium will help you learn and allow you to display the top skills graduate schools and employers want. Portfolium is where you’ll upload your work, projects, presentations and more. The UGA Career Center has pre-loaded your profile to include the top skills graduate schools and employers seek in their candidates. Log-in to your profile to see how you can build your skills!
- Big Interview - Online practice interview platform. Practice basic interview questions or questions based on your industry interests or competencies! Also provides practice interview questions for graduate/professional schools. Just sign-up using your uga email address!
- Handshake - UGA's platform for job/internship postings (Login with your UGA MyID and password)
- GoinGlobal - Jobs/Internships in other countries and country career guides (Login with your 810/811)
- Idealist - Nonprofit jobs
- USAJobs- Federal jobs
- The Vault - (Type in your 810/811 number and select "Career Insider")
- Institute of Mathematical Statistics
- The Biometric Society
- International Association for Statistical Education
- International Biometric Association
- International Statistical Institute
- Society for Industrial and Applied Math
- We Use Math - Information on Careers in Math
- Be An Actuary - Information on Careers in Actuarial Science
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Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Statistics Majors for the Class of 2017*
Auburn University | Georgetown University | Rice University | The Georgia Institute of Technology | The University of Georgia | The University of Ottawa | Virginia Commonwealth University