It was interesting to see this post on the ASA (American Statistical Association) This is Statistics site that hints at a big demand for statisticians in the future.
It goes on to say that careers in statistics will grow much faster within the predicted period (2012-2022) than any other occupation and that earnings will remain high. The prediction is via the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics but recent stories in the UK, would tend to indicate the same is true here.
The article ends with a call to educators to share this information with students as far and as wide as possible.
So…don’t go nudging your students into becoming Mathematical Physicists, as valuable a career choice as that is, put them on to a career in statistics instead, they will thank you for it in the future when they walk straight into that graduate job.
The ICSE will be closed from the 24th until the 5th. In addition due to maintenance work over the Christmas holiday period all of our projects, including CensusAtSchool UK, ExperimentsAtSchool, WinAtSchool, DISCUSS and the Problem Solving Cycle will be offline from the evening of the 28th until the evening of the 5th.
For most of our projects you will be able to download and save the resources you require in advance, the only exception to this will be the Questionnaires and Quizzes.
Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The World Stats Quiz launched in 2013 as part of The World of Statistics, has now moved and can be found right here on the ICSE site.
Produced by Plymouth University in cooperation with the International CensusAtSchool Project the quiz now has thousands of responses.
You are welcome to take part and can access the quiz here.
Why not visit the World of Statistics website for news and resources.
Plymouth University in cooperation with Intelligent Optimisations (@iopowertolearn) is advertising a vacancy for a Statistical Modeller, this role will involve collaboration with Plymouth University and the successful candidate would be required to liaise with researchers in the School of Computing and Mathematics on a regular basis.
You can find all the details at StatsJobs.com, the post closes on the 14th of December.