by the Numbers
Employment of statisticians is projected to grow by 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Learn Advanced Statistical Theory and Methods
Michigan Tech’s MS in Applied Statistics online program will help you develop the powerful and practical statistics toolkit necessary to meet the surging worldwide demand for data experts. Explore the application of advanced statistical analysis and methods like predictive modeling, statistical data mining, parametric estimation, model diagnostics, and forecasting. Build on your experience and bachelor’s degree with a graduate education that adds depth and longevity to your career. Benefit from faculty members who are active researchers and bring their expertise to the classroom.
Masters in Applied Statistics Online Course Curriculum
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- Complete curriculum and course descriptions
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Earn a Graduate Certificate Along the Way
Students can earn two qualifications at once, gaining a graduate certificate after completion of three courses. Learn more about how our online Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics could increase your marketability, qualifications, and career as you build towards your master's degree.
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Career Opportunities for Statisticians and Data Scientists
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that statistics and its related fields are among the fastest-growing professions nationally, ranking fifth among all job categories. The estimated job growth will be 33% through 2030, or 52,000 job openings for statisticians to drive critical business decisions in the coming years.
According to PayScale, the average salaries for statisticians and related jobs range from $71,920 to $109,000 for mid-level executives.
A master’s in applied statistics supports entry into or advancement in many statistics-related careers, including:
- Business intelligence analyst
- Computer scientist
- Data analyst
- Data engineer
- Data scientist
- Electrical engineer
- Insurance actuary
- Market research manager
- Scientific researcher
- Senior financial analyst
- Sports analyst
- Statistics professor
According to PayScale, the average salaries for statisticians and related jobs range from $71,920 to $119,000 for mid-level executives. Here’s a quick overview of the top careers and their average annual salaries:
||Average Annual Salary
|Sr. Data analyst
|Business Intelligence analyst
|Marketing research manager
|Sr. Financial analyst
A wide range of opportunities abound, but professionals need strong mathematical and analytical skills to succeed in this competitive field. Michigan Technological University’s online Master of Science in Applied Statistics program prepares graduates to excel in their statistics and data science careers.
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