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Career (and other) resources

Excellent comprehensive guides to careers in statistics and jobs involving statistics in Australia and New Zealand are maintained by Gordon Smyth.

For a more comprehensive overview of things statistical see the Statistical Science Web, also maintained by Gordon Smyth. This guide provides information on careers, societies, conferences, statistics departments, mailing lists, courses, data sets, statistical computing, research funding, and a whole lot more.

If you have any information on employment prospects for statisticians that could be added to this page, please email

Articles about careers and job prospects for statisticians:

What is statistics all about?

Teaching statistics

Misuse of Statistics:

Resources for Journalists:


Statistical Journal of the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS)


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