U.S. News Rates Statistician as Best Business Job
The latest U.S. News and World Report Best Jobs Rankings named statistician as the best business job. In the overall 100 best job listings, statistician is #17 and, in best STEM job, #3. The statistician write-up quotes ASA member Devan Mehrotra, executive director of the biostatistics department at Merck Research Laboratories: "I absolutely fell in love with statistics. Any real-world problem almost always is going to require some data to be analyzed and interpreted, generating value-added solutions by using statistics. ... There's a tremendous history ... and now more exciting opportunities. It has never been a better time to be a statistician."