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Statistics provides the reasoning and methods for producing and understanding data. Statisticians are specialists, but statistics demands they be generalists, too. One advantage of working in statistics is that you can combine your interest with almost any other field in science, technology, or business.  

http://thisisstatistics.org/

http://www.worldofstatistics.org/statistics-as-a-career/careers-in-statistics/

http://www.amstat.org/careers/whichindustriesemploystatisticians.cfm

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/statisticians.htm

The Graduate Program in Statistics awarded its first degree in 2010. 

Our Master’s students are mostly staff statisticians in industry, or have continued their education to obtain a doctoral degree. Five of the Masters’ Degrees were awarded to students who continued their education in the doctoral program in Statistics at the University of Arizona, receiving a Master’s Degree along their path.

 

Job Placements for Masters's Degree Students

Masters Degree

Advisor

Grad. Year

Current Position

Wehnai Chen

(non-thesis option)

2010

Citibank

Alissa Wickens

Walter Piegorsch

2011

Arizona Diamondbacks

Philip Stevenson

Nicole Kersting

2012

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Donelle Mickevicius

(non-thesis option)

2013

Afton Chemical

Isaac Jenkins

Lingling An

2013

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Chi Yuan

(non-thesis option)

2013

Postdoc, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona

Mingyang Li

(non-thesis option)

2013

PhD, Systems & Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona

Zhenrui Wang

(non-thesis option)

2013

PhD, Systems & Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona

Nellie Gopaul

Jacobus Barnard

2013

Lecturer, Mathematics, Northern Aizona University

Naruekamol Pookhao

Lingling An

2014

Director of The Institute of Research Development and Innovation for Industry, The Federation of Thai Industries

Wei Dei

(non-thesis option)

2014

MS, Computational Engineering, Harvard University

Brian Mannakkee

Ryan Gutenkunst

2014

PhD, Biostatistics, University of Arizona

Benjamin Pope

Daoquin Tong

2015

PhD, Biostatistics, University of Arizona

Dominic LaRoche

(non-thesis option)

2015

PhD, Biostatistics, University of Arizona

Warren Smith

Jacobus Barnard

2015

Uber Technologies

Buck Fisk

(non-thesis option)

2015

Interspace Company, Ltd., Tokyo

Hakeem Wahib

Lingling An

2015

PhD, Statistics, University of Iowa

Deborah Hur

(non-thesis option)

2015

 

 

The first doctoral defense in the Statistics Program was in February 2014. We have seen 4 additional defenses since that time. The placement of our doctoral students has been diverse – a postdoc in a Statistics Department, Assistant Professor in an elite liberal arts college, two working in the local biotech industry, and one still settling on employment.

 

Job Placements for Doctoral Degree Students

Doctoral Degree

Advisor

Grad. Year

Current Position

Qijun Fang

Walter Piegorsch

2014

Ventana Medical Systems

Michael Sohn

Lingling An

2015

Postdoc, University of Pennsylvania

Hyeonju Kim

Rabi Battacharya

2015

 

Kurt Michels

Helen Zhang

2015

HTG Diagnostics

Colin Dawson

Jacobus Barnard

2016

Dept. of Mathematics, Oberlin College

 

We anticipate 6 or more Masters Degrees per year and 3 doctoral degrees in the coming years. We will keep you posted on the progress of our alumni.

Last updated 18 May 2016