Turning data into knowledge to solve real world problems
Careers in Statistics
Consider pursuing an advanced degree in Statistics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Many exciting, challenging and well-paying careers are available to students with an advanced degree in Statistics from UNL.
Statistics as a discipline involves development and application of methods to collect, analyze and interpret data to further knowledge and to make decisions. The theory and methods of statistics are critical in a wide variety of fields such as the biological and medical sciences, social sciences, economics, finance, marketing research, manufacturing, management and a wide variety of job opportunities are available for statisticians with advanced degrees. Our M.S. program is good preparation regardless of whether you are interested in working as an M.S. level statistician in any of these areas or if you are interested in pursuing advanced graduate study in statistics or a related discipline beyond the M.S. level. Our Ph.D. program provides students strong training in the theory, methods and applications of statistics which are necessary in areas such as academia or industry where advanced post-graduate knowledge is required. Below are a few links that explain careers in statistics in more detail.
http://www.amstat.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=main- A great resource from the American Statistical Association (ASA) describing the science and careers in statistics in detail.
STATS - The magazine for students of statistics (free with a paid membership to the ASA)
The 2002 issue of Jobs Rated Almanac ranked statistician as the 9th best job! It also ranked statistician as the BEST job for work environment.
Students who are interested in pursuing a M.S. degree in Statistics at UNL should have a good background in mathematics (a minimum of 3 semesters of calculus and one semester of linear algebra), at least one class in statistics and an interest in applications. Entrance requirements into the PhD program vary, but generally require an M.S. in Statistics or in some quantitative discipline
We are located in Lincoln, Nebraska, the state capitol with a metropolitan area population of 260,000. Lincoln is nationally known for an affordable, high standard of living, good schools, many cultural activities, and its friendly citizens. One can drive from Lincoln to most portions of Omaha, Nebraska, with a metropolitan area population is 800,000, within one hour.
We encourage you to consider Statistics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions. If you would like to know more we can be contacted from our information page, by E-mail:(Statistics@unl.edu, or by phone. Our number is (402) 472-2903; fax number is (402) 472-5179.