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How do Statistics MPS students fare in job market?

Cornell’s most recent Statistics graduates today work as data analysts, scientists and consultants for entities like American Express, Citi Group, and the Food and Drug Administration, and earn an average salary of $72,241.

This information comes courtesy of the Applied Statistics Master of Professional Studies (MPS) post-graduate report, a Cornell-led survey of recent graduates that offers a snapshot of how they fared in their job searches upon graduation.

Among the highlights of the annual report:

• Forty eight of the 60 MPS grads from 2016 responded to the survey. Of those 48 alums, 79 percent of them are employed in places like New York City (32 percent), Boston (11 percent), China (11 percent) and Chicago (8 percent).

• Graduates found jobs as: advisory consultant, business analyst, data analyst, SAS programmer, statistician and technology consulting.

• In terms of salary, Stats grads are paid within the range of $55,000 to $100,000, with nearly half of survey responders receiving an average signing bonus of $6,350.

• 46 percent of graduates secured their jobs through online job postings without any on-campus interview, 23 percent through referrals and networking, and 17 percent through a job posting on Cornell’s recruiting system, Handshake.

The MPS in Applied Statistics is a one-year graduate program that prepares students for professional careers in business, industry or government.