(Don't!) stop me if you've heard this one…

(Don't!) stop me if you've heard this one…

SHOW ME THE DATA ABOUT CAREERS IN STATISTICS! Jessica Utts Professor, Department of Statistics University of California, Irvine 2016 President, American Statistical Association Top Ten Fasting Growing Occupations (Growth rate (%) 2014-2024) Ambulance drivers/attendants 23

Statisticians 34 Physical therapists Nurse practitioners 34 35 Commercial drivers 37 Home health aides

Physical therapist aides 38 39 Physical therapy assistants 41 Occupational therapy assistants 43 Wind turbine service techs 0

108 20 40 60 80 100 120

Statistics offers tremendous opportunity for graduates. Most in-demand skill in 2014, according to LinkedIn. Among the fastest-growing jobs. The McKinsey Global Institute predicts a shortage of up to 190,000 people with the data analysis skills to work with Big Data.

This Is Statistics| American Statistical Association | 3 Most in-demand skill in 2014 according to LinkedIn, 2nd in 2016, but 1st in many countries Data isnt [sic] going anywhere. Our top skill category last year, statistical analysis and data mining, is still sitting comfortably at #2. It is the only skill category that is consistently ranked in the top 4 across all of the countries we analyzed. We still live in an increasingly data-driven world, and businesses are still aggressively hiring experts in data storage, retrieval and analysis.

By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the knowhow to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions. The Fastest-Growing STEM Major in the U.S. Move over, computer science. Bachelors Degrees in

Statistics have soared 95% since 2010the number of U.S. colleges granting degrees in the field has already gone up, from 74 in 2003 to 110 within 10 years, and 20 more schools have recently added new Source: programs. Fortune, February 10, 2015. This Is Statistics| American Statistical Association | 7 Construction Management Journalism Criminal Justice

Microbiology History Entomology Respiratory Care City and Regional Planning Wine and Viticulture Film and video studies

Aviation Management Robotics Electrical Engineering Landscape Architecture Thanks to the AP Statistics Career Information Work Group Members Rachel Braun*

Paul Buckley* Ann Cannon** Jesse Chittams Will Eagan Chris Franklin** Sharon Hessney* John Holcomb Donna LaLonde Devan Mehrotra Jason Molesky* Anna Nevius (Chair) Rebecca Nichols Allan Rossman** Jill Talley

*Current or former AP Statistics Teacher; **AP Statistics Leadership http://www.amstat.org/ASA/Education/K-12-Student-Outreach.aspx Number of Advanced Placement Statistics Exams 1997 to 2017 217066 208143 195526 184766 200000

Exam Volume 169508 153589 142910 150000 129899 100000 50000 116876

108284 98033 88237 76786 65878 58230 49824 40259 34118 25240 15486 7667 0 1997

2002 2007 Year 2012 2017 #1 in Best Business Jobs Statistics is one of the oldest professions in the world, it dates back to the 1700s. Theres a tremendous history

...and now more exciting opportunities. It has never been a better time to be a statistician. Source: U.S. News & World, February 12, 2016 This Is Statistics| American Statistical Association | 13 US News and world report Has ranked Statistician as the best business job, based on a combination of: Salary Job Market Future Growth

Stress (or lack of!) Work Life Balance http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/statistician Women Flocking to Statistics As the demand explodes for workers in high-tech professions who can analyze the staggering amounts of raw digital data produced every year, women barely register. Except In One Field: Statistics. Source: The Washington Post, Women Flocking to Statistics, the Newly Hot, High-Tech Field of Data Science, December 2014. This Is Statistics| American Statistical Association | 15

Source: http://magazine.amstat.org/blog/2015/10/01/statistics-degrees-continue-strong-growth/ Statistics education also offers a strong return on investment. This Is Statistics| American Statistical Association | 17 SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR STUDENTS! AND YOUR KIDS, NIECES, NEPHEWS, NEIGHBORS

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