|Friday, February 21|
|PS2 Poster Session II & Refreshments||
Fri, Feb 21, 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Skills for a Career in Applided Statistics (302812)*Nancy Wang, Celerion
Keywords: skills, career, applied statistics
With the explosion of information, statistics is becoming more significant in providing solution to problems in every field. A successful career in applied statistics requires both technical skills and non-technical skills. In order to perform the task, technical skills needed include knowledge on various statistical methodologies and associated assumptions, familiarity with different software and computing systems, programming skills, good understanding of the relevant problems in the field, and ability to sort through data. In order to be effective at the job, non-technical skills required include the ability to communicate clearly, problem solving skills, organization and multitasking skills, attention to details, and desire to serve. For career advancement into leadership role, people skills are essential. Leadership skills include the ability to motivate and discipline, team building skills, coaching and mentoring skills, adaptable and flexible to needs, and vision for a meaningful goal. The ultimate job satisfaction and success will only be attainable with passion and commitment for what you do and genuine caring for people you work with.