Sure, some college degrees lead to higher paying jobs than others. But what’s shocking — at least, it was shocking to us — is just how big the gap can be.
The most lucrative majors typically lead to jobs with salaries over $100,000 a year. The least lucrative lead to salaries of around $30,000.
On today’s show, we run the numbers. We talk to people who majored in the most- and least-lucrative subjects. And we hear from an economist who says, when it comes to income, choosing a major is more important than choosing a college.
Our own Ellen Fireman and her STAT 100: Statistics course are featured in a recent LAS News article.
Statistics: We Won’t Be Fooled Again
Students learn to find the truth in statistics.
The world’s largest brewer will be opening its first permanent residence on a university campus at the University Research Park.
Anheuser-Busch InBev will open its “Bud Lab,” a data analytics center, sometime this month.
Chance News reviews current stories in the news compiled by CAUSEweb that involve probability or statistical concepts. (https://www.causeweb.org/chance)
Contents in Issue #94
- 1 Quotations
- 2 Forsooth
- 3 Statistics Without Borders
- 4 False positives at NSA
- 5 Data about cell and landline phone usage
- 6 Google’s hiring methodology
- 7 Dialect maps
- 8 Are you scientifically literate?
- 9 Twitter settles the argument about geeks versus nerds
- 10 Do clinical trials work?11 A poor graph from Dyson
- 11 A poor graph from Dyson
- 12 It’s a boy!
- 13 Forecasting fluctuations
- 14 Statistical training for journalists
- 15 Marilyn on letting-cats-out-of-the-bag
In growing field of big data, jobs go unfilled
Demand outpaces the supply of workers needed to glean useful information from businesses’ large data intake from customers, sensors, social media and the market
We are extremely proud of Prof. Xiaofeng Shao and this incredible honor! See below.
Ten faculty have been named Centennial Scholars in honor of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois.
The faculty come from a wide range of academic units, and they were selected for their scholarly productivity and contributions to the educational mission of the College of LAS. Executive officers also made a point to select faculty who are at the midpoint in their careers and demonstrate exciting potential in their work.
The Centennial Scholars were nominated for the appointment, and a committee submitted recommendations to the dean of the college. Each scholar will hold his or her appointment for three years and receive $10,000 for research during each of those years.
The Centennial Scholars are:
- Antony Augoustakis (Classics)
- Adrian Burgos (History)
- Kara Federmeier (Psychology)
- Lilya Kaganovsky (Slavic Languages and Literatures)
- Leanne Knobloch (Communication)
- Hyun Joon Kong (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
- Xiaofeng Shao (Statistics)
- Tracy Sulkin (Political Science)
- Ted Underwood (English)
- Shaowen Wang (Geography and Geographic Information Science)
“These scholars represent the best of the liberal arts and sciences at the University of Illinois,” says Brian Ross, interim dean of the College of LAS. “We are thrilled to have them on campus as the college reaches this symbolic milestone.”
National and International Scholarships Program | University of Illinois
An interesting article from the Wall Street Journal: