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419 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
44 Master's Degrees Annually
#215 in Popularity
$104,870 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Other Statistics Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other statistics graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 419
Master’s Degree 44
Doctor’s Degree 14
Graduate Certificate 5
Undergraduate Certificate 2
Basic Certificate 2

What Other Statistics Majors Need to Know

In an O*NET survey, other statistics majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.

Knowledge Areas for Other Statistics Majors

Other Statistics majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Skills for Other Statistics Majors

A major in other statistics prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:

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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Abilities for Other Statistics Majors

As you progress with your other statistics degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:

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  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

What Can You Do With a Other Statistics Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with other statistics:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Clinical Research Coordinators 9.9% $123,860
Mathematical Science Occupations 9.1% NA
Mathematical Science Professors 9.4% $73,230
Mathematicians 29.0% $101,900
Natural Sciences Managers 9.9% $123,860

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other Statistics?

419 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
45% Percent Women
29% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 419 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in other statistics in 2019, making it rank #215 in popularity. Roughly 45% of the graduates are women, and 55% are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other statistics majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Statistics Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 58
Black or African American 25
Hispanic or Latino 27
White 190
International Students 95
Other Races/Ethnicities 24

Geographic Diversity

Other Statistics appeals to people across the globe. About 22.7% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Kingdom

How Much Do Other Statistics Majors Make?

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

The U.S. Department of Education found that students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree in other statistics made a median starting salary of $40,600 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $36,750 (25th percentile) and $58,050 (75th percentile).

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We don’t know for sure if all of these people took jobs related to other statistics so take that into consideration.

Salaries According to BLS

Other Statistics majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $87,140 to $139,680 (25th to 75th percentile). This range includes all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some degrees associated with other statistics may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

Find out what the typical degree level is for other statistics careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 2.0%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 2.0%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 2.4%
Bachelor’s Degree 30.3%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 1.8%
Master’s Degree 28.4%
First Professional Degree - awarded for completion of a program that: requires at least 2 years of college work before entrance into the program, includes a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete, and provides all remaining academic requirements to begin practice in a profession. 1.6%
Doctoral Degree 24.2%
Post-Doctoral Training 6.9%

Online Other Statistics Programs

In 2018-2019, 52 schools offered a other statistics program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 2 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 1 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 1 0
Post-Baccalaureate 2 1
Master’s Degree 8 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 9 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Other Statistics Worth It?

The median salary for a other statistics grad is $104,870 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 163% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $1,299,400 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other statistics.

Major Number of Grads
Mathematics 30,684
Applied Mathematics 9,625
Statistics 8,953

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