Statisticians Rule! - Department of Statistics

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Careers in Statistics
begin in the
Department of Statistics
at the
University of South Carolina.
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Statistics
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Congratulations on Studying
Statistics
Citizenship tool
Research tool
1st step toward
statistics career
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Statistics
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Do You Know?
Statisticians affect
your daily life
To see this, we
only need to look
at their jobs
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Statistics
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Where Do Statisticians
Work?
Business
Government
Higher Education
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Statistics
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Statisticians in
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals
must be proven
safe and effective
Statisticians design
experiments and
analyze data to
establish evidence
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Statistics
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Statisticians in Manufacturing
Design experiments
to improve quality
and reliability
Great improvement
in quality due to
these experiments
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Statistics
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Statisticians in Electrical
Utilities
Forecast demand
for electricity
Help decide when
new power plants
are needed
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Statistics
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Statisticians in Market
Research
Evaluate marketing
strategies
Determine those
most likely to
purchase products
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Statistics
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Statisticians in Medical
Research
Design clinical trials
and analyze data
Major improvements
in health care
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Statistics
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Statisticians in Banks
Develop credit
scoring rules for
banks
Affects whether
you get credit card
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Statistics
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Statisticians in Insurance
Actuaries assess risk
for insurance
companies
Affects the price you
pay for insurance
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Statistics
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Statisticians in US
Government
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Estimate rates of inflation and unemployment
These estimates affect interest rates
Census Bureau
Performs Federal census
Determines number of U.S. House Representatives
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Statistics
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... in US Government
Internal Revenue Service
Develop decision rules for auditing returns
Affects whether your tax return is audited
Environmental Protection Agency
Design experiments and analyze data to find if
materials damage environment
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Statistics
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... in US Government
National Security Agency
Code breaking and enemy military analysis
Department of Agriculture
Estimate crop yields
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Statistics
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Statisticians in State
Government
DHEC
Parks, Recreation &
Tourism
Budget & Control Board
Dept. of Education
Corrections
Dept. of Insurance
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Statistics
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Statisticians in Higher
Education
Statistics Professor
Perform institutional
research
Statistical consulting
with researchers from
other fields
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Statistics
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Demand for Statisticians
Strong demand for statisticians
Great pay
Excellent working conditions
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Statistics
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Tools Statisticians Use
Statistics
Mathematics
Computing
Teamwork skills
Written & Oral
Communications
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Statistics
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Statisticians Wear Many Hats
Consultant
Applying methods to
solve problems
Teacher
Statistical methods and
reasoning
Researcher
Developing methods
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Statistics
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University of South Carolina
Only S.C. college with B.S. in Statistics
15 faculty members
Award winning teaching and research
Over 200 B.S. degrees awarded
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Statistics
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University of South Carolina
Excellent Honors College
Many scholarships are available
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Statistics
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It’s Time to Be a Stat Major
contact
Undergraduate Director
Dept. of Statistics
Univ. of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 777-7800
[email protected]
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Statistics
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