Future career

There is a large demand for applied statisticians at both the Master and the PhD level. Job opportunities can be found in, but are not limited to, biomedical research institutes, Health Care, TNO Institutes, agricultural research institutes and companies, bio-technology companies, pharmaceutical industry, educational testing service (ETS, CITO), social survey institutes such as Statistics Netherlands (CBS), and the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP), the National Forensic Institute (NFI), marketing companies, banking, food industry, and other industries.

Take a look at where some of our alumni are working now.

‘I keep saying the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians. People think I’m joking, but who would’ve guessed that computer engineers would’ve been the sexy job of the 1990s? The ability to take data, to be able to understand it, to process it, to extract value from it, to visualize it, to communicate it, that’s going to be a hugely important skill in the next decades…’

Hal R. Varian, Google’s Chief Economist, The McKinsey Quarterly, January 2009

Graduated students of Statistical Science can apply for a variety of jobs, most students find jobs within half a year after graduation! About half of the students apply for jobs at companies, the other half starts a PhD project.

Other examples of companies our alumni work at:

Examples of statistical departments where our alumni have started their PhD projects:


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