Statistics & Data Science

Have you ever encountered an imposing spreadsheet? Or a series of charts and graphs filled with intriguing integers? Behind every number is an illustrated tale that is waiting to be revealed. If you’d like to unravel what a number’s narrative is truly saying, and make informed decisions in education, business and everyday life, then you may want to consider majoring in Statistics.

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UTSA’s Statistics & Data Science Program

UTSA’s Statistics degree will teach you to collect, organize and interpret numerical information to answer questions in nearly every aspect of modern life. You’ll apply statistical principles toward obtaining and processing information to make educated decisions in the face of uncertainty. After graduating, you’ll be able to use these methods to solve complex questions in business, government and science. This can lead to professional careers in a variety of areas such as clinical research, quality control, corporate planning, financial analysis, and government agencies requiring advanced quantitative skills. 

Careers in Statistics

Top job titles for Statistics graduates include:

• Data Mining Analyst
• Data Scientist
• Business Analyst
• Business Intelligence Analyst
• Software Engineer
• Database Architect
• Market Research/Financial Analyst

Statistics and its related career pathways are currently in higher than average demand in Texas with almost 6,000 job opportunities in the 2018-2019 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include California, Massachusetts and Virginia. More than 12 million Statistics-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Industries for Statistics Graduates

Statistics is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of statistics-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• Insurance
• Depository Credit Intermediation
• Financial Investments
• General Hospitals
• Consulting Services
• Higher Education

Salaries for Statistics Graduates

The salary range for open statistics-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $54,136
median $85,765
top 10% $123,488

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Statistics Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Statistics graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Statistics may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy communicating ideas
• You work well with others
• You like solving problems and puzzles
• You enjoy learning
• You are detail oriented

Student Spotlight

Ariana Moncada ’19

Math & Statistics Major

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