Statistician: the dream job


1 February 2009


So what is the ultimate job? According to Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, it is being a statistician (see this interview)

Here he is on YouTube with a longer comment:

Statistics - Dream Job of the next decade

From a keynote presentation to the 2008 Almaden Institute - “Innovating with Information”.

The full presentation is available at

Hal Varian makes the argument that with data in huge supply and statisticians in short supply, being a statistician has to be the ‘really sexy job for the 2010s’.