Why Statistics and Actuarial Science?

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Statistical and actuarial careers are rated among the top jobs in today's market. In fact, U.S. News rates "Statistician" as the #1 business job and "Actuary" as the #6 business job of 2019.

Statisticians and actuaries work on a variety of projects in diverse environments. The skills they learn are commonly transferable across many industries and governmental units.

Career Opportunities

  • Marketing and market research firms such as Nielsen Media Research
  • Pharmaceutical companies such as Abbott Laboratories and Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Software development firms such as Information Resources
  • Insurance companies such as Allstate Insurance Company
  • Colleges and universities like NIU and Elgin Community College

Future Statistician

  • Do you like mathematics and computing?
  • Do you want to use your quantitative skills to solve practical problems?
  • Do you like to collaborate with others in team efforts?
  • Do you like the challenge of constantly learning new things and tackling new problems?
Learn more about careers in statistics.

Future Actuary

  • Are you self-motivated, goal-oriented, have superior math and communication skills, and seek a career in business?
  • Do you want job security, a highly competitive salary, excellent benefits and work-life balance?
  • Do you want a profession that you can enter with a B.S. degree?
Learn more about actuarial careers