According to the 2012 article titled “Why Statistics?” in SCIENCE magazine, the field of statistics “will become ever more critical as academia, businesses, and governments rely increasingly on data-driven decisions, expanding the demand for statistics expertise.” (Davidian and Louis, 2012). The article states “A dramatic increase in the number of statisticians is required to fill the nation’s needs for expertise in data science. A 2011 report by a private consulting firm projected a necessary increase of nearly 200,000 professionals (a 50 percent increase) by 2018.
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