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Career Services Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

Statistics

As the world becomes increasingly quantitative, more and more professions depend on data and numerical reasoning to provide information which will guide them in decision-making when faced with uncertainty.

Key Skills & Knowledge

Problem Solving - Develop research models and establish hypotheses using logical thinking. Cause, effect and forecasting; Measure distances, sizes and relationships

Analysis and evaluation - Perform calculations and analyze probabilities; Attention to detail; Conceptualize and synthesize complex numbers, formulae and statistics

Communication - Share research findings with both technical and non-technical audiences through oral presentations and written communication

Technical - Design and use computer simulations

Analytical - Use of Critical and creative thinking to evaluate ideas and see relationships among factors; identifying pattern, structure and relationship identification

Research - Survey design and analysis; Gather, analyze and synthesize data

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo

  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Actuary / Actuarial Assistant
  • Banker
  • Biometrician
  • Business Analyst
  • Commercial Risk
  • Computer Programmer
  • Credit Risk
  • Cryptographer
  • Database Administrator
  • Demographer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Foreign Services Officer
  • Information Analyst
  • Internal Auditor
  • Junior Defense Scientist
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Mathematician
  • Medical Data Analyst
  • Methodologist
  • Numerical Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Pension Specialist
  • Program Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Research Analyst/ Researcher
  • Risk Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Tax Investigator
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Technical Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Underwriter
  • Video Game Programmer
  • Web Site Developer

Potential Industries

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Computer Software Developers
  • Consulting
  • Data Management Companies
  • Defence
  • Demographics
  • Disaster Management
  • Disease Control/Prevention Centres
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Epidemiology & Community Health
  • Finance Companies/Institutions
  • Government - all levels
  • Information Technologies
  • Insurance
  • Market Research & Analysis
  • Medical Research Organizations
  • Opinion Researchers
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Post-Secondary
  • Psychometrics
  • Resource Management
  • Software & Program Development
  • Statistical Research & Analysis
  • Technology

Associations & Professional Development

Workshops

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Did you know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.

Publications

Key Contacts

Faculty Contact
Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 476
T: 403.220-5210
W: http://math.ucalgary.ca/
W: http://www.ucalgary.ca/admissions/statistics

Clubs on Campus: Problem Solving Club
Society of Calgary Undergraduate Mathematics

Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020
E: csstdnt@ucalgary.ca
W: ucalgary.ca/careers