Statistics

Here are examples of industry areas students enter with this major, jobs/internships, typical employers that hire students, skills employers look for, and examples of where alumni work.  To find more information make an appointment with your career counselor/advisor.

Industry|Employer

Job|Roles

Skills

Alumni

Government

Federal government including:
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Census Bureau
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense including:
Army Research Office
Office of Naval Research
Department of Energy:
Office of Energy Research
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Justice
Environmental Protection Agency
Food and Drug Administration
National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Security Agency
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
State and local government

Design Surveys and Methodology
Implement Experiments/Conduct Field Work
Collect, Process, and Analyze Data
Interpret Results
Clinical Trial Analysis
Reliability and Quality Control
Operations Research
Areas of Research Include:
Census
Education
Ecology and Environment
Forestry
Government Regulation
Law
National Defense
Public Health
Population
Risk Assessment
Administrative
Communication
Foreign Language
Multitasking
Leadership
Prioritizing

State of Alaska-Environmental Conserv, Environmental Prgm Specialist
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Economist
U S Census Bureau, Mathematical Statistician

Healthcare

Pharmaceutical companies
Biotechnology firms
Hospitals
National laboratories
Government agencies such as:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food and Drug Administration
National Institutes of Health
National Center for Health Statistics
World Health Organization
Research universities
Animal health industry
Scientific journals
Consulting firms

Biomedical Research
Biostatistics/Biometrics
Biopharmaceutical Statistics
Pharmacology
Clinical Trials
Epidemiology
Genetics
Public Health
Animal Health
Health Economics
Market Research
Technical Writing
Flexibility
Cross functional teamwork
Analytical ability
Communication skills
Time and project management
Technical and design (for research and manufacturing roles)
Engineering coursework (for manufacturing based positions
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Pediatric Anesthetics

Operations Management

Manufacturers
Industrial organizations
Service organizations
Logistics firms
Airlines and other transportation companies

Operations Research Analysis:
Business strategy
Facilities layout
Inventory control
Personnel scheduling
Production Management:
Line supervision
Manufacturing management
Production planning
Quality assurance
Materials Management:
Purchasing/buying
Traffic management
Inventory management
Develop strong analytical skills and a logical approach to problem solving.
Take additional courses in management.
Acquire skills in budgeting and cost management.
Learn to manage multiple situations and problems.
Develop the ability to communicate effectively with different types of people in various functional areas.
Teach for America, Senior Managing Director of Strategy, Talent and Operations
Nextag, Vice President of Business Operations

Banking & Finance

Commercial banks
Credit unions
Savings and loan associations
Savings banks
Mortgage banks
Captive finance companies
Regulatory agencies including:
Federal Reserve
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS)
Brokerage firms

Corporate and Consumer Credit Analysis
Commercial Lending
Trust Management
Capital Services and Mergers and Acquisitions
Mortgage Loans
Originations and Packaging
Branch Management
Operations
Cash Management
Credit Scoring and Risk Management
Private Banking
Financial Analysis
Investment Banking
Quantitative
Analytical
Research
Detail-Oriented
Management/Organizational
Entrepreneurial
Strong Work Ethic
Presentation

Capitol One, Business Analyst
Fidelity Investments
FICO, Business Analyst
Halter Ferguson Financial, Portfolio Manager

Insurance

Insurance carriers
Insurance agents and brokers
Professional, scientific, and technical consulting firms
Government agencies

Actuary Science
Risk Management/Assessment
Loss Management/Control
Underwriting

Quantitative
Analytical
Research
Detail-Oriented
Management/Organizational
Entrepreneurial
Strong Work Ethic
Presentation
PresentationAxis Capial, VP Actuary
Zurich North America, Actuarial Analyst in Predictive Modeling
Hewitt Associates, Actuary

Education

Colleges
Universities

Teaching
Research
Research
Writing
critical thinking
judgement and decision making
presentations
Teach for America, Senior Managing Director of Strategy, Talent and Operations
University of Georgia, Associate Professor, Statistics
State of Wisconsin, Education Consultant

Sports

ESPN
BIG 10 Network
Major League Baseball
NFL
NHL
NBA
WNBA
Soccer


Analytics
Research
Scouting

Analytical
Critical thinking
Problem solving
Communication
Research
Lafayette College, Assistant Defensive Football Coach
Northwestern University Women's Volleyball, Statistical Analyst Intern

Informational Technology

Computer services companies
Software publishers
Internet related companies
Financial institutions
Insurance companies
Consulting firms
Manufacturers
Telecommunications companies
Retailers
Healthcare organizations
Hotels and restaurants
Entertainment companies
Environmental management firms
Education institutions
City, state, and federal government


Programming
Systems Development
Systems Analysis
Software Development
Network Administration
Web Administration
Technical Support
Training


Analytical
Critical thinking
Problem solving
Communication
Research


Northwestern University Information Technology, Lead Consultant

Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical

Agricultural chemicals
Food safety
Pharmaceutical
Medical device and equipment
Research and testing
Federal government:
National Institutes of Health
Food and Drug Administration
Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Agriculture
Plant propagation and production businesses
Colleges and universities

Medicine
Agriculture
Food Science
Biological Engineering
Bioremediation
Environmental Protection/Regulation

Flexibility
Cross functional teamwork
Analytical ability
Communication skills
Time and project management
Technical and design (for research and manufacturing roles)
Engineering coursework (for manufacturing based positions)
Pharma Informatics-Real World Data Analytics, Sr. Business Systems Analyst

Consulting

Retail companies
Consulting companies
Banks and financial institutions
Hospitals and healthcare organizations
Education and public service agencies
Utility companies
Not-for-profit organizations
Small businesses and start-ups (entrepreneurship)
State and federal government including armed forces

Associate
Human capital
Strategy & Operations
Analyst
Data
IT
Financial
Marketing


Problem-Solving Skills
Analytical Thinking Skills
Leadership & Team Based Skills
Business Judgment
Communication Skills
Project Management
Professionalism
ZS Associates Inc., Business Analyst
Accenture LLP, Business Analyst
The Boston Consulting Group, Inc., Assoc Consultant
Cornerstone Research, Associate


Popular Industries (According to LinkedIn)
  • Research (28%)
  • Education (10%)
  • Finance (9%)
  • Information Technology (8%)
  • Consulting (8%)