A career in statistics : beyond the numbers / Gerald J. Hahn, Necip Doganaksoy ; contributing authors, Carol Joyce Blumberg [and others].
By: Hahn, Gerald J.
Contributor(s): Doganaksoy, Necip | Blumberg, Carol Joyce.Material type: BookPublisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2011Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 340 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118490143; 1118490142; 9781118490075; 111849007X; 9781118490136; 1118490134.Subject(s): Statistics -- Vocational guidance | Statisticians -- Vocational guidance | Mathematical statistics | Commercial statistics | Statistics -- Vocational guidance | Statisticians -- Vocational guidance | Mathematical statistics | Commercial statistics | MATHEMATICS -- Probability & Statistics -- General | MATHEMATICS -- Probability & Statistics -- General | Commercial statistics | Mathematical statistics | Statisticians -- Vocational guidance | Statistics -- Vocational guidance | Statistics / Vocational guidance | Statisticians / Vocational guidance | Mathematical statistics | Commercial statisticsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Career in statistics.DDC classification: 519.5023 Other classification: MAT029000 | QH 200 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-329) and index.
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"This book serves as an excellent companion to its predecessor, The Role of Statistics in Business and Industry. In this volume, the authors help readers decide whether a career in statistics is appropriate for them and what to expect once in it. They provide insights into the work environment and how students and entry-level statisticians can best prepare themselves to succeed, offering hints for success in training, career paths, and lifelong learning. This book is a must-have for anyone considering a career in statistics, as well as for faculty who prepare students for such a career"--Provided by publisher.
A Career in Statistics: Beyond the Numbers; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; CHAPTER 1 PROLOGUE: A CAREER IN STATISTICS; 1.1 About This Chapter; 1.2 What is Statistics?; 1.3 Who is a Statistician?; 1.4 Who Employs Statisticians?; 1.5 The Statistical Thought Process and What Makes it Special; 1.6 Many Skills Required; 1.7 Beyond the Workplace; 1.8 Some Downsides of a Career in Statistics; 1.9 The Excitement of a Career in Statistics; 1.10 Embarking on a Career in Statistics; 1.11 Accreditation; 1.12 Professional Societies; 1.13 A Preview; 1.14 Further Reading; 1.15 Major Takeaways.
Discussion QuestionsPART I THE WORK OF A STATISTICIAN; CHAPTER 2 WHAT STATISTICIANS DO IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY; 2.1 About This Chapter; 2.2 Manufactured Product Applications; 2.3 Service Business Applications; 2.4 Process Improvement; 2.5 Further Applications; 2.6 Major Takeaways; Discussion Questions; CHAPTER 3 WHAT STATISTICIANS ENGAGED IN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICS DO; 3.1 About This Chapter; 3.2 The Scope of Official Statistics; 3.3 Examples of the Work; 3.4 Challenges of the Work; 3.5 Research Opportunities; 3.6 Some Major Employers in the U.S. Federal Government.
3.7 Required Credentials3.8 Integration of U.S. Government Statistical Activities; 3.9 Local Official Government Statistics Activities; 3.10 Government Statisticians Outside The United States; 3.11 Compensation and Other Considerations; 3.12 Sources of Further Information; 3.13 Major Takeaways; Discussion Questions; CHAPTER 4 WHAT STATISTICIANS DO: SOME OTHER APPLICATION AREAS; 4.1 About This Chapter; 4.2 Regulatory Activities; 4.3 Health; 4.4 National Defense; 4.5 Other Scientific Research; 4.6 Social and Behavioral Sciences; 4.7 Teaching (in Nonacademic Settings).
4.8 Some Further Institutes for Research in the United States4.9 Major Takeaways; Discussion Questions; CHAPTER 5 THE WORK ENVIRONMENT AND ON-THE-JOB CHALLENGES; 5.1 About This Chapter; 5.2 Receptiveness to Statistics and Statisticians; 5.3 Where do Statisticians Fit into the Organization?; 5.4 Two Modes of Operation; 5.5 Grading Systems; 5.6 Globalization; 5.7 Hail to Our Managers!; 5.8 Some Challenges; 5.9 Women in Statistics; 5.10 Major Takeaways; Discussion Questions; PART II PREPARING FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN STATISTICS; CHAPTER 6 CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL STATISTICIANS.
6.1 About This Chapter6.2 Analytical and Technical Skills; 6.3 Communication and Interpersonal Skills; 6.4 Ability to Size Up Problems and See the ""Big Picture""; 6.5 Flexibility; 6.6 A Proactive Mindset; 6.7 Persistence; 6.8 A Realistic Attitude; 6.9 Enthusiasm and Appropriate Self-Confidence; 6.10 Ability to Prioritize, Manage Time, and Cope with Stress; 6.11 Team Skills; 6.12 Leadership Skills; 6.13 Ability to Properly Apply and Adapt Knowledge; 6.14 Passion for Lifelong Learning; 6.15 Further Reading; 6.16 As Others See It; 6.17 Major Takeaways; Discussion Questions.
CHAPTER 7 EDUCATION FOR SUCCESS.