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Statistician

A statistician gathers, analyzes, and interprets data to help organizations in their data-driven decision-making and problem-solving processes. Most statisticians use mathematical techniques and specialized software when conducting research studies for their clients. Statisticians can be found working with data in many fields such as business, health, government, and education.

What Does It Take To Be A Statistician?

  • Proficiency in statistical analysis and mathematical analysis

  • For employment in specialized industries, proficiency in statistics and a specialized field such as economics, econometrics, computer science, business administration, biology, and advanced mathematics is ideal.

  • Many entry-level statistician roles require a master’s or PhD. in statistics or mathematics. 

What skills do I need?

  • Problem-solving Skills

  • Math Skills

  • Critical Thinking

  • Analytical Skills

  • Communication Skills 

  • Organizational Skills

  • Research Skills

  • Attention to detail

What can I do now to prepare to be a Statistician? 

  • Familiarize yourself with the many software applications statisticians typically use in their research studies

  • Conduct your own research studies! Pick a topic that interests you and collect data on it.

  • Join a STEM-related club or organization for more exposure and opportunities to make new friends

  • Enter STEM-related competitions in your school or community and develop skills to design solutions to various problems. 

  • Gain experience and volunteer to help your teachers or friends in their research projects. Research assistants often help with data collection and analysis. 

 

Advice From a Statistician

“This is my favorite part about analytics: Taking boring flat data and bringing it to life through visualization.” - John Tukey

 

Know more about this job:

https://www.northeastern.edu/graduate/blog/what-do-statisticians-do/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogeGJS0GEF4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxQaBpKfDRk

https://www.worldofstatistics.org/statistics-as-a-career/statisticians-at-work/

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/statistics-probability

Mathematician

‘Mathematician’ is a general term for professionals who use mathematics and statistics to solve real-world problems in different fields. Mathematicians can be found in business, healthcare, engineering, aviation, education, politics, computer sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and more, depending on their field of specialization. Some mathematicians are theorists and develop new mathematical theories, concepts, and rules in algebra, calculus, statistics, and geometry. In contrast, others might use their mathematical skills as a teacher or a data analyst. 

 

What Does It Take To Be A Mathematician?

  • Proficiency in statistical analysis and mathematical analysis

  • Possess an undergraduate degree in mathematics or statistics

  • To work for private companies, a master’s degree or Ph.D. in mathematics or a specialized mathematics course is ideal.

What skills do I need?

  • Problem-solving Skills

  • Math Skills

  • Quantitative Reasoning

  • Critical Thinking

  • Analytical Skills

  • Organizational Skills

  • Research Skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Active Learning

What can I do now to prepare to be a Mathematician? 

  • Develop the basic math skills taught to you in school.

  • Join a school or community math, science, or engineering club. If there are none in your school or community, start one!

  • Enter STEM-related competitions in your school or community. 

  • Join competitions STEM-related and develop skills to design solutions to a variety of problems. 

  • Stay observant; Math is everywhere! You can gain a lot of knowledge in mathematics by observing the world around you; math can even be found in nature.

 

Advice From a Mathematician

“Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” - Shakuntala Devi

 

Know more about this job:

http://www.ams.org/profession/career-info/math-work/math-work

https://math.as.uky.edu/where-can-math-take-me 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7RbmRma7A4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQElzjCsl9o

Cartographer

Using a combination of art, science, mathematics, and technology, a cartographer designs and produces maps. In the past, cartographers would manually construct maps on parchment while on explorations but today, cartographers make use of computers, geodetic surveys, and remote sensing systems to create maps and charts. Cartographers typically work in the areas of environment conservation, government, military, and surveying. 

What Does It Take To Be A Cartographer?

  • It isn’t common for colleges and universities to provide undergraduate degrees in cartography; instead, cartographers take up degrees in spatial science and mathematics. Some relevant degrees include earth sciences, geography, geology, geomatics, computer sciences, and engineering. 

  • Possessing a master’s degree or Ph.D. in specialized fields can also help develop your career as a cartographer. Fields include: geographical information, geospatial and mapping sciences, photogrammetry, and surveying.

  • Get certified by a government agency or a professional cartographer organization.

What skills do I need?

  • Analytical skills

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Research skills

  • An eye for detail and design

  • Collaborative 

  • Methodical and systematic

  • IT literate

What can I do now to prepare to be a Cartographer?

  • Develop your basic mathematical skills in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry

  • Develop your skills in technical design and illustration

  • Join a school or community math, science, or engineering club. If there are none in your school or community, start one!

  • Join competitions STEM-related and develop skills to design solutions to a variety of problems. 

 

Advice From a Cartographer

“Maps enable man to rise, so to speak, above his immediate range of vision, and contemplate the salient features of larger areas.” - Arthur Robinson

 

Know more about this job:

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/cartographer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLdvInDrQ2c

https://www.britannica.com/science/cartography

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2015/sep/10/cool-cartography-the-art-of-mapmaking

Accountant

An accountant is a professional who keeps, analyzes, and interprets financial records for a client or employer. They handle money, specifically budgets, invoices, account balances, and record payments. They help individuals or organizations make sure that their financial statements and transactions follow laws and regulations provided by the government. They also make sure that their client’s taxes are in order. There are different types of accountants: management accountants prepare financial information internally for private companies, public accountants work for accounting firms and work on a client-basis, and government accountants manage the financial records of government agencies.

 

What Does It Take To Be An Accountant?

  • Possess a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree

  • Taken business-related courses such as recordkeeping, auditing, ethics, statistics, international finance, and the like

  • Internship experience with corporate and auditing firms 

  • Possess a professional license to obtain by passing the Certified Public Accountant’s Licensure Exam 

What skills do I need?

  • Problem-solving Skills

  • Basic Math Skills

  • Critical Thinking

  • Analytical Skills

  • Organizational Skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Customer service Skills

  • Communication skills

  • Knowledge of Business and Finance

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and spreadsheets

What can I do now to prepare to be an Accountant? 

  • Develop your basic mathematical skills such as algebra and statistics

  • Join a school or community math, business, or engineering club. If there are none in your school or community, start one!

  • Join STEM-related or Business-case competitions and develop skills to design solutions to a variety of problems. 

  • Gain experience and training by interning with business or accounting firms

 

Advice From an Accountant

“He who does nothing makes no mistakes; he who makes no mistakes learns nothing.” - Luca Pacioli

 

Know more about this job:

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/accountant-job-description-4178425

https://www.ifac.org/about-ifac/membership/members/philippine-institute-certified-public-accountants

https://www.businessinsider.com/sc/accounting-career-switch-reasons-2018-9?utm_source=copy-link&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=topbar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HK5gpg39pY

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9EwVTy54-mxdH1e-aF4ixQ

Investment Banker

An investment banker is a professional who works in a financial institution and works in raising money for governments, companies, and other clients. They help clients facilitate complicated financial transactions like mergers and acquisitions. They also issue stocks and securities. Should their client want to go public and let people invest in them, an investment banker plays a central role in their launch. Investment banking is a popular career choice because of its high salary.

What Does It Take To Be A Investment Banker?

  • Investment bankers can come from all disciplines; however, it is ideal that you pursue a degree in the fields of mathematics, finance, business, or economics from a top-university

  • Get finance or business-related certification such as a Certified Financial Analyst, Certified Public Accountant, or Masters of Business Administration

  • Be employed by a bank or a financial institution.

  • Investment bankers spend their time selling. It is important to have a good network.

What skills do I need?

  • Problem-solving Skills

  • Basic Math Skills

  • Critical Thinking

  • Analytical Skills

  • Organizational Skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Customer service Skills

  • Communication skills

  • Knowledge of Business and Finance

  • Project and Time Management Skills

  • Decision-making skills

  • Ability to work under pressure

What can I do now to prepare to be an Investment Banker? 

  • Develop your basic mathematical skills such as algebra, accounting, and statistics

  • Join a school or community math or business club. If there are none in your school or community, start one!

  • Join STEM-related or Business-case competitions and develop skills in better decision-making. 

  • Practice your public speaking and communication skills.

  • Gain experience and training by interning with business and banks
     

Advice From an Investment Banker

There is no substitute for hard work. There is a little luck along the way, but there is no substitute for really super-hard work, first in, last out.” - Mary Callahan Erodes 

 

Know more about this job

https://www.careerexplorer.com/careers/investment-banker/

https://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/042215/what-do-investment-bankers-really-do.asp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PkN15TtFnc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqgWtE8n8ZE

https://www.businessinsider.com/here-are-the-women-at-the-forefront-of-global-finance

Actuarial Analyst 

Actuarial analysts use statistics to assess risk and develop financial projections, cost-benefit analyses, and insurance plans. Using a lot of data and research, they help clients and organizations come up with more efficient and effective financial goals and projections. Most actuarial analysts work in insurance and calculate how much money is at risk at certain events like accidents, project failures, and property damage for insurance companies.

What Does It Take To Be  An Actuarial Analyst?

  • Possess an undergraduate degree in mathematics, actuarial science, statistics, or any other analytical course

  • Must have accomplished coursework in economics, statistics, and corporate finance

  • Possess a professional license obtained by taking the accomplishing the exams for the Society of Actuaries (SOA). There are three levels of certification, each with different requirements: SOA  Affiliate, SOA Associate, and SOA Fellow. 

What skills do I need?

  • Problem-solving Skills

  • Basic Math Skills

  • Critical Thinking

  • Analytical Skills

  • Organizational Skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Knowledge of Business and Finance

  • Communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, and statistical software

  • Good at giving presentations

What can I do now to prepare to be an Actuarial Analyst? 

  • Develop your basic mathematical skills such as algebra, accounting, and statistics

  • Join a school or community math or business club. If there are none in your school or community, start one!

  • Join STEM-related or Business-case competitions and develop skills in better decision-making. 

  • Practice your public speaking and communication skills.

  • Gain experience and training by interning with insurance companies

 

Advice From an Actuarial Analyst 

“In a growth mindset, students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching, and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it. Developing a growth mindset might be the most important trait to being a successful actuary.” - Actuary out of the box

 

Know more about this job:

https://collegegrad.com/careers/actuaries

https://www.dave4math.com/blog/actuarial-science-as-a-profession/

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/actuarial-science.asp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwgTHtDiqeo

https://www.actuarialcareers.co.uk/career-advice/why-become-an-actuary/

http://www.actuary.org.ph/education-membership/asp-membership-information/documents/

https://poolside06.medium.com/the-advice-i-would-have-given-my-22-year-old-self-age-i-qualified-as-a-actuary-bb92e7684f04