Parents | This is Statistics
In 2009, Google’s chief economist Hal Varian told The New York Times, “I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians. And I’m not kidding.” Interest in the field has only increased since Varian’s remarks as word has spread about the field’s good pay and abundance of interesting and meaningful opportunities. In fact, Fortune magazine recently reported that statistics is the fastest-growing STEM degree. Yet the field continues to be a fairly well-kept secret, despite its perks, making jobs in statistics more plentiful than the number of skilled people who can do them.
So why should your child study statistics? Put simply, to pursue a career that’s fun but also provides a good return on your education investment.