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It is an exciting time to be a statistician! Statistician was ranked the fourth best job of 2015 by Business Insider. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “Employment of statisticians is projected to grow 34 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations” as a result of more widespread use of statistical analysis in business, healthcare, policy decisions, and research and development in various industries. Learn more about what you can do with a career in statistics on thisisstatistics.org brought to you by the American Statistical Association.

Our PhD graduates have taken tenure-track faculty positions at academic institutions, including research universities and liberal arts colleges, as well as non-academic positions in industry or government. Our master’s graduates also pursue a wide range of opportunities in industry and government. The following is just a sample of where some of our recent graduates have gone. See our alumni section for more on our alumni.


Brigham Young University
Case Western Reserve University
Columbia University
Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School
Florida State University
Fudan University (China)
Gustavus Adolphus College
Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Institute of Statistical Mathematics (Japan)
Louisiana State University
Texas A&M University
Tsinghua University (China)
University of California-Santa Cruz
University of Cincinnati
University of Kentucky
University of Missouri
University of North Carolina
University of Seoul (Korea)
Villanova University
Wake Forest University
West Virginia University


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Bank of Korea
Battelle Memorial Institute
Capital One
Eli Lilly and Company
Intel Corporation
J.P. Morgan Chase
Lubrizol Corporation
Merck Pharmaceuticals
National Institutes of Health
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Progressive Insurance
Sandia National Laboratories
SAS Institute
United States Census Bureau
United States Food and Drug Administration

Career Services

Our students have access to career services and professional development opportunities hosted by a variety of offices from across the university. Throughout the year, a number of companies hold information sessions and host interviews for the students in our programs. The Department of Statistics also has a LinkedIn page where we post job opportunities for our students and alumni through our vast network.

Our students are also encouraged to take advantage of the multitude of resources available to all Ohio State students. From individual consultations through the Career Counseling and Support Services, to the online jobs and internships portal Buckeye Careers Network, events and activities hosted by the Grad/Prof Ohio Union Activities Board, the services through our Alumni Association and many other offices across campus, our students have a wealth of opportunities to help prepare them for life after graduation and for their future careers.