Many career opportunities are available to students of statistics. The private sector needs statisticians in areas such as the following.
- Product quality
- Pharmaceutical research
U.S. government agencies such as the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Food and Drug Administration employ statisticians to collect, analyze, and interpret data for planning and development services.
In addition, colleges and universities require statisticians for teaching, statistical research, and consulting.
The American Statistical Association has more information on career opportunities in statistics.