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The quantitative skills that you’ll gain from a Massey BA (Statistics) can set you apart from other graduates when applying for jobs.
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A Massey BA (Statistics) will teach you to interpret the science of evidence. Statistics allow us to quantify risk and make effective decisions even when we are uncertain about the world around us. Should I buy or sell my stock? Is this new treatment effective against breast cancer? What adverts should my website display in order to increase my revenue? How can I better interpret that weak distress signal coming from a vessel far out at sea?
Seeking answers to questions like these from the recent explosion in digital data makes statisticians some of the most highly sought-after employees.
As a Massey BA (Statistics) student you will learn the key theories of statistics, but you will also get the quantitative skills to conduct robust statistical analysis that is effective in the real world.
The explosion of information and data available to the world has made those who can interpret it indispensable. Big Data has opened up a huge range of career opportunities for those who are talented in working with figures. The Wall Street Journal said in 2013 that “Data Crunchers [are] Now the Cool Kids on Campus”. It’s a great time to be a statistician!
A Ministry of Education report conducted over nine years showed that science, technology, engineering and maths graduates have high relative earnings compared to other graduates.
Massey is ranked in the world’s top 200 universities for statistics, by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.
Statistics skills are useful in most areas of government, business, industry, and the sciences. Jobs that require statistic expertise include:
Policy analysis, Census, law, national defence
Economics, engineering, marketing, computer science, data mining, business analytics
Astronomy, chemistry, physics
Genetics, clinical trials, epidemiology, pharmacology
Agriculture, ecology, forestry, animal populations
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