Welcome to the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Statistical Association. We aim to support and promote the field of Statistics in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and surrounding region by connecting academic and industrial statisticians both to each other and to national ASA initiatives. Our membership includes statisticians from the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, and other local colleges, universities, and companies.
Statistics is the science of learning from data, and of measuring, controlling, and communicating uncertainty; and it thereby provides the navigation essential for controlling the course of scientific and societal advances (Davidian, M. and Louis, T. A.).
The word "statistician" may evoke mental images of t-tests and experimental design, but today's statisticians participate in cutting edge research in nearly every scientific field from Astronomy to Zoology. Statisticians are also crucial participants in the collection, analysis, and presentation of "Big Data" in science, healthcare, business intelligence, and more. Statisticians are invaluable collaborators in research, as they provide expertise in the use of data to draw scientific conclusions and assist in decision-making about investment and policy.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are nearly 500 employed statisticians in the Twin Cities metro area and over 600 in Minnesota. The job market for statisticians is expected to grow by more than 30% in the next 10 years due to increased availability of data and use of data-driven decision-making in business and healthcare, and "Statistician" is now one of the top 10 fastest-growing jobs in the United States. Sometimes rebranded as "data scientists", statisticians are currently in high demand.
The Twin Cities Chapter of the ASA aims to connect local statisticians and those interested in Statistics by hosting seminars and networking events and hosting a page for Statistics resources and job opportunities.
We invite you to read more about who we are and what we do, and check out our job board. If you would like to join the chapter or are interested in learning more, please contact us.