What Can I Do With a Major In Statistics?

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Major Information

You can do a lot with this major! Statistics majors go on to successful careers in business, academics, industry, government, medicine, publishing, scientific research, and much more.

Statistics focuses on theories and methods of data collection, tabulation, analysis, and interpretation. Undergraduates who choose a statistics major can pursue a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Statistics. See the School of Statistics site for more information.

All liberal arts degrees help CLA students develop their Core Career Competencies, and statistics majors develop specific skills that are applicable to lots of different careers. These skills include:

  • Strong quantitative reasoning abilities
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Analytical and logical reasoning skills
  • Statistical analysis abilities
  • Independent, self-motivated work ethic
  • Informational management

Interest code: IRE      

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Career Options

Below is a small sampling of what alumni with this major have pursued, organized
by the most common career fields they go into (although keep in mind that there
are statistics alumni in all eight of the 
career fields).  For more career information for statistics majors, utilize these additional resources:

  • What Can I Do With This Major - Find information about common career paths, employers, and strategies for how to build experience in different career fields
  • LinkedIn's Alumni Tool - Explore thousands of alumni career pathways
  • GoldPASS - Explore different job, internship, and volunteer opportunities as well as career events on campus

Note: *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

Business, Consulting, Marketing & Sales


  • Market Analyst Intern - Official Corporation E-commerce company
  • Financial Aid Auditor - TADS
  • Risk Analysis Intern - China National Investment & Guaranty Co., Ltd
  • Sales Operations and CRM - Toro Company
  • Business Systems Analyst - Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
  • Corporate Service Group Intern - China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Ltd.
  • Marketing Intern - US-China Business Connection
  • Audit Intern, International Business Group - BDO China Da Hua
  • Summer Analyst Intern - Magnetar Capital


  • Account Executive - College ByME
  • Business Systems Analyst I - Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
  • International Account Manager - Traffic Tech
  • Associate, Energy Group - Ernst & Young
  • Risk Analyst - RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.) Inc.


  • Vendor Analyst - US Bank
  • Consultant - Statistical Consulting Clinic of UMN
  • International Business Development Manager - Dalian Municipal Government
  • Executive Assistant of VP Finance - Heritage Security Products
  • Equity Trader - Open Door Capital Advisor
  • Merchants Executive - Dalian Northeast Asia International Brand Commodity Trading Center Co., Ltd
  • Account Manager - ITOCHU Corporation
  • Risk Management Intern - People's United Bank
  • Associate - BDO USA, LLP
  • Risk Analyst - Morgan Stanley

Graduate Programs

  • MS, Information Studies - McGill University
  • MS, Financial Mathematics - University of Minnesota
  • MS, Accountancy, Accounting and Finance - University of Rochester
Technology, Data, & Analytics


  • Data and Analytics Intern - US Bank
  • Technology and Data Analysis
  • Technical Support Analyst Intern - SAS
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Cardiovascular Research Intern - Mid America Heart Institute
  • Quantitative Management Associate Program Intern - Bank of America


  • Technical Analyst
  • Data Analysis Consultant - China Galaxy Securities
  • Data Analyst - Jinan Kanglite Company
  • Data Assistant - East View Information Services
  • Quantitative Analyst - Boothbay Fund Management, LLC
  • Quantitative Management Associate - Bank of America


  • Data Analyst and Project Assistant - 369 Terminal Holdings Ltd
  • Product Development and Innovation - US Bank
  • Measurement and Activation - Ovative Group
  • Statistician - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston*
  • Statistician - Statistics Community, UMN Chapter*
  • Data Science in Marketing and Business Intelligence - CME Group*
  • Statistical Research Assistant - Masonic Cancer Center UMN
  • Fixed Income Quantitative Analyst, Assistant Vice President - State Street
  • Associate Biostatistician - PPD*
  • Data Science, Statistician - LiftPoint Consulting (formerly M Squared Group)*
  • Senior Data Scientist, Strategy & Execution - CME Group*

Graduate Programs

  • MS, Biostatistics - Yale University
  • MS, Biostatistics - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • MS, Statistics - University of Minnesota
  • MS, Systems Engineering - University of Pennsylvania
  • MS, Analytics - Northwestern University
  • MS, Biostatistics - Seoul National University
  • MS, Financial Engineering - New York University
  • MS, Computer Science - Stanford University