The 10 Best Paying Degrees in 2017

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8. Statistics

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With an estimated job growth of 27 percent over the next 10 years, both private and government employers need your skills as a statistician. With your Bachelor’s degree in mathematics or statistics, your future looks financially secure.

Statisticians earn an average salary of $54,900 at entry level. By mid-career, you can look forward to earning a salary of approximately $103,100. Government employers tend to pay more than private employers but this could change as more private industry’s need for statisticians expands. Managers must look at the world’s economy, not just local economies, in order to stay competitive in today’s marketplaces.