## Studying Statistics

### A Study in Statistics: Much more than average!

Studying Statistics is about learning the tools to solve everyday problems concerning Economics, Engineering and Medicine. How would I find out if a drug works? How would I optimise security holdings? How would I successfully draw a sample? How would I go about predicting the results of the next election? There are as many fields of study as there are applications in the world of work. Stats is a huge asset in every part of life.

**"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 Varian, ChefĂ¶konom von Google, The McKinsey Quarterly, Januar 2009)**