Ask a statistician: Why should students study statistics?

If you have been paying attention to the media, you might have heard that statistics is the hottest new field and career choice. According to a recent Wall Street Journal blog post, schools are seeing an influx of students interested in the field. Some students are getting an even earlier introduction since more high schools are offering statistics classes.  The expectation is that this trend will continue. As data grows into big data, the need for data analysis and statistics will continue to grow.  Thus there will an increasing need for people educated in these areas.

As a continuation of our Ask the statistician series, we asked “Why should students study statistics?" The responses are captured in this video:

It's your turn: let us know why you think it's important for students to study Statistics.

tags: ask the statistician, International Year of Statistics, SAS Global Forum, statistics


  1. Zaw Khin
    Posted June 26, 2014 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    Please give me download link for SAS software.

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