Date: Sat, 11 May 1996 16:28:54 GMT
Reply-To: Connie Phillips <cphillip@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Connie Phillips <cphillip@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Subject: Re: seeking statistics jobs
In <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Dwight
>I have seen lots of job postings here especially for SAS programmers.
>This makes sense of course. It seems to be much harder to find jobs
>for statisticians....and that is what I am looking for. I am now
>ABD on a PhD in statistics and am interested in finding employment.
>Does anyone have any non-trivial suggestions for finding a job in
>this area as opposed to just SAS programmming?
>Potential employers please email me :-)
>North Dakota State University
As a former Statistician who's now a Software Engineer, my suggestions
1. Join the American Statistical Association, and get the Amstat
News publication- it has job listings from all over the country. Also,
their Joint Statistical Meetings in August have a Job Listing and Job
Seeking area-for a reasonable cost, you can post your resume there.
2. Try a newsgroup like SCI.STAT.CONSULT. Also, do a search of
USENET for any statistical references.
3. Also related to ASA (suggestion 1)--they have their membership
directory available in a database. Get it and you'll have a database of
employers who hire statisticians. You could even subset for places with
4. Many corporations have caught on to the fact that if they don't
have a presence on the internet, they'll lose a lot of qualified job
candidates. If you're interested in a certain employer, look for a
website for them. If they're up to speed, they'll have information
available there with respect to what kind of people they hire. Also, do
a web-wide search for 'statistician'.
The best Web and Usenet search engine I know of is Alta Vista-
Best of luck to you!