by the Numbers
Employment of statisticians is projected to grow by 35 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Required college coursework in calculus, linear algebra, and statistics with a strong math background
- Completed application, resume, personal statements, and letters of recommendation
- GRE/GMAT not required, no application fee
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Need help with linear algebra? Take our ten-week bridge course prior to starting your MS in Applied Statistics.
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.
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- Admission requirements
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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 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that statistics and its related fields are among the fastest-growing professions nationally. The estimated job growth will be 33-35% through 2030, or 56,900 job openings for statisticians to drive critical business decisions in the coming years. U.S. News and World Report ranks statistician as the number third-best business job, seventh-best STEM job, and eighth in 100 best jobs.
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
Here’s a quick overview of the top careers and their average annual salaries:
Statistics Job Outlook 2020-2030
|Average Annual Salary
|Senior data analyst
|Business data analyst manager
|Marketing research manager
|Senior Financial analyst
*Median salaries reported by the BLS, U.S. News and World Report, Salary.com, and salaryexpert.com, as of April 2022
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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