Statistics Career Resources

In this field, you will use the skills you learn in psychology to analyze and predict behavior.

Statistics are used in everything from banking to baseball, and psychology majors learn the research methods and analytical skills to collect and interpret this data.

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Learn about successful psychology graduates working in statistics by clicking the links below.

Interested in a career in data analysis? Check out our resources below.

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Sales Analyst

Sales analysts have the responsibility of increasing sales and customer satisfaction by collecting and interpreting sales data.

Recommended classes:

  • PSY 230 - Introduction to Statistics
  • MKT 410 - Sales Management
  • PSY 482 - Social Influence and Consumer Behavior
  • PSY 420 - Analysis of Behavior

Typical salary: $53,500  per year

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, accounting, or business analytics.
  • Entry-level experience and ability to work with the relevant computing software.
  • Communication skills, organizational skills, and strong analytical skills.

Find out more about what actions you should be taking to become a sales analyst

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Data Analyst

Data analysts have a host of different responsibilities, from spotting patterns and trends within the market to collecting data and collaborating with database developers or data architects.

Recommended classes:

  • PSY 230 - Introduction to Statistics
  • PSY 330 - Statistical Methods
  • PSY 533 - Structural Equation Modeling

Typical salary: $60,000 - $85,000 per year

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, computer science, or math.
  • Gain experience as a data scientist, finding internships while in school will help you gain much needed experience.
  • Consider certifications in SAS or data management (CDMP) to make you a more eligible candidate.

Click here to learn more about becoming a data analyst and begin your career

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Marketing Analyst

Marketing analysts work side-by-side with companies to determine the best ways to convey a company’s benefits to consumers.

Recommended classes:

  • PSY 230 - Introduction to Statistics
  • MKT 410 - Sales Management
  • PSY 350 - Social Psychology
  • PSY 482 - Social Influence and Consumer Behavior

Typical Salary: $50,000 - $63,000 per year

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, math, or computer sciences.
  • Experience with programs such as SPSS, R, or SAS.

Learn more about the steps you can take in advancing your analytical side

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Financial Analyst

Financial analysts provide guidance to individuals or companies looking to make investment decisions.

Recommended classes:

Typical salary: $85,660 per year

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, math, or computer sciences.
  • Gaining a license from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is required to sell financial products.
  • Recommended certification(s): Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute.

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