I am currently doing a Masters in Statistics from India. Infrastructure back here is quite poor unfortunately. We’re taught theory but we don’t know how to apply it in the real world i.e. practical knowledge which we get is not enough , but I must say , a lot of theory has been well taught to us. I am interested in studying more but I don’t have grades enough to get admitted for a Ph.D course in United States. I was planning to do an MS in Statistics from US in Fall 15 or Spring 16 regarding which I had a few questions.

Please note that for doing this, I will have to invest a lot of my parent’s hard earned money. My sole concern is that would investing so much actually pay off in terms of

A) The money after I get a job and

B) Are Statisticians really in demand in US? or How is the recruitment scenario in general when it comes to a pure Statistician.

Guys out there in the North West, please do the needful to reply.

It’ll be of great help.

Thanks and regards,

CG

I am a high school maths teacher and

I am also doing MS in Math Stats, I realised that there is so much to learn in detail than in undergraduate degree. I am hoping this degree will help me find a better job as a data analyst. But my concern is that I only have matlab and c++. Is it possible to work as a data analyst without a knowledge of SAS , R or SQL? Which one is more important in the industry? ]]>

I know most may have an easy way out (being– do an MS in Biostatistics, since its related to my prior qualification).

Am however not trying to limit my career to only analysing disease trends.. etc. That’s why am considering doing a Mathematical Statistics MS that can lead me back to the medical world or still allow me to choose a different career path.

My worry is, with Biomedical Technology degree and a basic foundation I have in statistics, can I qualify into a Mathematical Statistics MS?

Your response will be much appreciated!

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