Applied Statistics and Data Science Careers

Career opportunities for applied statisticians abound, with a rapid rise in demand both nationwide and in the Los Angeles area. U.S. News & World Report ranked statistician as best job in business and the fourth best job overall in 2017.

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

Thinking About a Master’s in Applied Statistics? Here Are 6 Dream Jobs to Consider

A master’s in applied statistics is a versatile graduate degree with applications in many fields. Read more about the career opportunities in areas such as sports, technology, and government.

Examples of career titles include:

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

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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