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According to the U.N., Celebrating Statistics is 100 Percent Awesome

Data scientists, analysts, surveyors, and other “ologists” are in demand because they help us make things better. #StatsDay15

Data analysis is trending. Over the last four years, the field of statistics has turned into the fastest-growing undergraduate STEM degree in America, according to a study of federal government education data conducted by the American Statistical Association. It’s a degree that's likely to pay off, too: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) puts the median wage at over $75,000 (nearly twice that of most U.S. jobs), estimating that “employment of statisticians is projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.”

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