The positions listed below are examples of the sorts of jobs that a major in statistics or data science could lead to. When you click on the link for a particular job, you can see the original position description and there’s a link to the source to see if similar opportunities are currently being advertised.  Some of the positions listed require honours or postgraduate (e.g. Masters) qualifications. See also: Maths Adds, the Australian Bioinformatics Network jobs page, this page on careers in statistics in the pharmaceutical industry and one of my earlier blog posts.

Data Scientist, Teradata

The Data Scientist sifts through the data for useful nuggets of information, and then presents it to the client to allow business decisions to be made on the findings. The analysis process involves assembling and preparing the data, writing the software programs, and executing the actual analysis. Advanced analysis including data mining and statistical analysis is required on the data.

Statistical Modelling Analyst, Betfair

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The role is responsible for developing, building and delivering statistical models and segmentations for the marketing department. The successful candidate will be highly skilled in statistical and modelling techniques. Comfortable with handling simultaneous projects and dealing with complex problems, the successful candidate will be play a key role in marketing insight team.

Data Manager, sportscotland

The successful candidate will deliver and manage a bespoke data management service including statistical analysis and intelligence systems for our high performance athletes, coaches and Institute network staff. You will have experience in providing applied data analytics and data management support and you will be educated to post grad level in Statistical Analysis.