**What is Statistics?**

The Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary® definition is: "A branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data."

The steps of statistical analysis involve collecting information, evaluating it, and drawing conclusions. The information might be:

- A test group's favorite amount of sweetness in a blend of fruit juices
- The number of men and women hired by a city government
- The velocity of a burning gas on the sun's surface

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Accountant | Animal Health Statistician | Bank Officer |

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Investigator | Market Survey Research | Measurement Statistician |

Meteorologist | Pharmaceutical Engineer | Pilot |

Project Manager | Reliability Engineer | Risk Analyst |

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Teacher | Actuarial Statistician | Algorithm Designer |

Bio Statistician | Clinical Programmer | Cryptographer/Cryptologist |

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Professor | Psychologist | Research Scientist |

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Architect | Bookkeeper | Computer Scientist |

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Researcher | Scientist | Statistical Consultant |

Survey Methodologist | Systems Engineer | Webmaster |

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Problem Solving | Logical thinking |

Systemizing skills | Critical thinking |

Advanced quantitative skills | Computer literacy |

Verbal and written communication skills | Ability to analyze and interpret data |

Evaluating theoretical models | Organizational skills |

Teamwork skills | Numerical computation |

Ability to design experiments | Advising skills |

**Job & Internship Search Links**

Statistics Jobs http://www.statisticsjobs.com

Institute of Mathematical Statistics Job Ads http://www.imstat.org/jobs

Statistics Jobs http://www.icrunchdata.com

American Statistical Association job search sitehttp://www.amstat.org/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=main

Jobs with SAS - http://www.sas.com/jobs

Career Center at BioExchange.com - http://career.bioexchange.com/

Worldwide Actuarial Search - http://www.dwsimpson.com/

Department of Statistics at Purdue University Job Listings -http://www.stat.purdue.edu/jobs/jobs.cgi?type=1

NC State Gov. Research & Statistics - http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs

American Mathematical Society - http://www.ams.org/early-careers/

Be an Actuary - http://www.beanactuary.org

Careers in Math - http://www.math.com/students/advice/careers.html

The Mathematical Association of America - http://www.maa.org/pubs/employ.html

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics - http://jobs.siam.org/home/index.cfm?site_id=686

University of Florida – Statistics job Announcements

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center -http://www.careercornerstone.org/statistics/statistics.htm

Careers in Finance - http://www.careers-in-finance.com

Office of Science - http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/sci_ed.htm

National Opinion Research Center - http://www.norc.org/Careers/

NASA - http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/postsecondary/learning/index.html

Society of Actuaries - http://www.soa.org/careers/landing.aspx

IE3 Global Internships , http://ie3global.ous.edu/