Biostatistics Career – A Choice That Makes a Difference


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The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the statistician job will grow 33% from 2019 to 2029 – one of the top ten fastest growing jobs in the U.S. It is in the top five for highest median salary at $91,160. Add in that you will be working in public health and having a positive impact… Read more »

Pi Day – Why You Should Celebrate on March 14


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Pi Day is celebrated on 3/14 because those are the first three numbers of the infinite string of numbers that make up Pi, 3.14. The Greek letter Pi is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The number Pi is extremely useful to engineers and scientists when solving… Read more »

How to Transition from Academia to Corporate Data Science


A 2015 Moody’s study predicted that the closure rates of small colleges and universities will triple in the coming years and mergers will double. This rate could lead to 15 institutions a year shutting their doors for good.  The pursuit of tenure track academic positions becomes more difficult and more risky as a result.  Opening… Read more »

You Don’t Need a Data Scientist to Talk to Your Data


Natural Language Processing got a boost in utilization and exposure through Tableau’s recent acquisition of ClearGraph in early August. Data Scientist’s are using data visualization for storytelling that can sway the hearts and minds of their company’s decision makers. Now those decision makers can ask the database for the information they want in the same… Read more »

Mind-Boggling Big Data Statistics – Fact or Fiction?!


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Every statistic about Big Data is mind-boggling but many of them seem to be without cited sources and are used over and over again as they take on a life and an accepted truth of their own on the internet. We’ve made some comparisons between a September 2015 blog by Forbes and more recent statistics…. Read more »

Data Science Can Save Traditional Banking


One-third of Millennials don’t think they will need a bank at all in five years. From big internet giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon to small, innovative startups such as Square, CreditKarma and TransferWire, traditional banking is being threatened from all sides. How is the banking industry responding to these generational changes and competitive… Read more »

6 Best Companies for an Actuary to Work For


We’ve all seen the best companies to work for lists, or the great workplace awards or the company with the most desirable benefits ranking. What about if you are an Actuary? Executive Recruiter, Rory Hauser, pulls together information from many of these “best lists” to share with you the Best Companies for an Actuary. TIAA-CREF… Read more »

The Future of Big Data Analytics in Sports


Love ‘em or Hate ‘em Branch Rickey, of breaking the baseball color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Jackie Robinson fame, had a lifelong fascination with statistical analysis. In 1913 he hired someone to sit behind home plane and keep track of how many bases each player achieved for himself and his teammates. Michael Lewis’… Read more »