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					Careers in Statistics

        begin in the
  Department of Statistics
           at the
University of South Carolina.



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                 Statistics           1
Congratulations on Studying
         Statistics

                            Citizenship tool
                            Research tool
                            1st step toward
                            statistics career


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                  Statistics                    2
Do You Know?

                       Statisticians
                       affect your daily
                       life

                       To see this, we
                       only need to
                       look at their
                       jobs
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             Statistics                  3
Where Do Statisticians
       Work?

                         Business
                         Government

                         Higher
                         Education


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               Statistics             4
 Statisticians in
Pharmaceuticals

            Pharmaceuticals
            must be proven
            safe and effective

                    Statisticians
                    design
                    experiments and
                    analyze data to
                    establish
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            Statistics                5
Statisticians in
Manufacturing

              Design
              experiments to
              improve quality
              and reliability

                       Great
                       improvement in
                       quality due to
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            Statistics these experiments
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Statisticians in Electrical
          Utilities

                    Forecast
                    demand for
                    electricity

                            Help decide
                            when new
                            power plants are
                            needed
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                 Statistics                 7
Statisticians in Market
       Research

                  Evaluate
                  marketing
                  strategies

                  Determine those
                  most likely to
                  purchase products
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               Statistics             8
Statisticians in Medical
        Research

                  Design clinical trials
                  and analyze data

                  Major
                  improvements in
                  health care

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                Statistics             9
Statisticians in Banks

                      Develop credit
                      scoring rules for
                      banks

                      Affects whether
                      you get credit
                      card
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               Statistics                 10
Statisticians in Insurance

                  Actuaries assess risk
                  for insurance
                  companies

                  Affects the price you
                  pay for insurance

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                 Statistics           11
      Statisticians in US
         Government
Bureau of Labor Statistics
  Estimate rates of inflation and unemployment
  These estimates affect interest rates

Census Bureau
  Performs Federal census
  Determines number of U.S. House
  Representatives


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                       Statistics                12
   ... in US Government

Internal Revenue Service
  Develop decision rules for auditing returns
  Affects whether your tax return is audited

Environmental Protection Agency
  Design experiments and analyze data to find if
  materials damage environment




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                       Statistics               13
   ... in US Government

National Security Agency
  Code breaking and enemy military analysis


Department of Agriculture
  Estimate crop yields




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                       Statistics             14
Statisticians in State
    Government
                    DHEC
                    Parks, Recreation &
                    Tourism
                    Budget & Control Board
                    Dept. of Education
                    Corrections
                    Dept. of Insurance


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               Statistics               15
Statisticians in Higher
       Education
             Statistics Professor
             Perform
             institutional
             research
                    Statistical
                    consulting with
                    researchers from
                    other fields
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               Statistics              16
Demand for Statisticians

Strong demand for statisticians
Great pay
Excellent working conditions




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                     Statistics           17
Tools Statisticians Use

                          Statistics
                          Mathematics
                          Computing
                          Teamwork skills
                          Written & Oral
                          Communications

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                Statistics              18
Statisticians Wear Many Hats
                     Consultant
                         Applying methods to
                         solve problems
                     Teacher
                         Statistical methods
                         and reasoning
                     Researcher
                         Developing methods
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                  Statistics                   19
University of South Carolina

Only S.C. college with B.S. in
Statistics
15 faculty members
Award winning teaching and
research
Over 200 B.S. degrees awarded
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                    Statistics           20
University of South Carolina

Excellent Honors College
Many scholarships are available




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                    Statistics           21
It’s Time to Be a Stat Major

                    contact
            Undergraduate
             Director
            Dept. of Statistics
            Univ. of South Carolina
            Columbia, SC 29208
            (803) 777-7800
            Under_dir@stat.sc.edu
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                 Statistics           22

				
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