Applied Statistics and Analytics Careers

Career opportunities for applied statisticians abound, with a rapid rise in demand both nationwide and in the Los Angeles area. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 34% growth rate in the field through 2024, which translates to over 10,000 new jobs. Forbes ranked biostatistics and statistics as the top two master’s degrees for jobs in 2016, and U.S. News ranked statistician as best job in business and the fourth best job overall in 2017.

Those who hold an M.S. in Applied Statistics and Analytics have a variety of paths from which to choose, including government, public health, marketing, manufacturing industries, technology, and environmental agencies.

Examples of career titles include:

  • Statistician/applied statistician
  • Biostatistician
  • Statistical epidemiologist
  • Data scientist
  • Sports analyst

Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.