How Knowing and Understanding Stats Can Boost Your Career

The numbers game can be tedious but analytics can be an asset

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Sometimes numbers can be quite frustrating, perplexing and boring to decipher or analyze. But we all know that analytics are really what make the world go ’round. How else will you know where you are, what you’re doing or where you’re going in your career if you’re not able to keep track, quantify and determine how to do better via stats and numbers? Check out how seemingly boring stats can help you catapult your career:

They help you make wise decisions when changing gears. Even if you graduated years ago, learning to use analytics can be helpful if you’re ready to make the leap and switch careers. Leaving a familiar job for the unknown can be terrifying. Statistics can help take away some of that fear and replace it with actionable knowledge.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has an Occupational Outlook Handbook that’s beneficial for anyone considering a career change. Use the handbook to learn about median pay, required education and job outlook for different fields. You can search for the fastest-growing occupations or the industries with the most new jobs.

You can use these stats to know what types of positions you’re qualified for, what fields are hiring and what jobs meet your desired salary range. Simply knowing this information can make it easier to step away from your job with less stress and anxiety.

You can work with them for a living. Believe it or not, statistics is a cool career field. Big Data continues to grow as an industry, and pop culture is starting to take notice.

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