The Statistics program of Northwestern University is a good choice for students with strong math skills together with interests ranging from research in the biological, social and physical sciences to applications in law, medicine, government decision-making, finance, accounting, engineering, and actuarial work. Many Statistics majors have a second major in some field in which statistical methods are used.
Well-trained statisticians are in strong demand and encounter excellent employment prospects. Statisticians work in commerce and industry, in government, and in universities and other research institutions. There are also some statisticians who maintain private consulting practices.
Statistical training is seen as quite desirable in several professions where the primary activity is not statistics. For example, many social scientists obtain a degree in statistics along the way to a social science doctorate; this provides the tools they will need to analyze the data they collect in their research. Similarly, a background in statistics helps medical researchers to design their projects, to describe and analyze their data, and to draw conclusions based on these data. Actuaries work in insurance companies and in other settings. They use statistical techniques to assess risks and predict outcomes; much of their work also involves specialized knowledge of law, accounting, medicine, and demography. Statistics can also provide good preparation for someone who aspires to an MBA degree and who has a quantitative orientation or an interest in market research.
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