by the Numbers
Employment of statisticians is projected to grow by 34 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Learn Advanced Statistical 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 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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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 seventh among all job categories. The estimated job growth will be 34% through 2026, or 53,700 additional 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 $108,000 for mid-level executives. Here’s a quick overview of the top jobs and related salaries per year:
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|Sr. Data analyst
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|Market research manager
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|Sr. Financial analyst
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|Machine learning researcher
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||$100,255 - $181,140
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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Michigan Tech is committed to providing career-enhancing online Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs that combine academic excellence and affordability. As a student, you’ll build off of your existing professional experience and emerge with the specialized knowledge to become an innovator and thought leader in your area of practice.