"Ms. Grimes is an Internet-age statistician, one of many who are changing the image of the profession as a place for dronish number nerds. They are finding themselves increasingly in demand — and even cool.
“I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians,” said Hal Varian, chief economist at Google. “And I’m not kidding.
The rising stature of statisticians, who can earn $125,000 at top companies in their first year after getting a doctorate...”"
Thursday, August 06, 2009
For Today’s Graduate, Just One Word - Statistics - NYTimes.com: