Originally Posted by csh123
Statisticians receive unwanted hype. There are essentially no jobs for statisticians (look it up on indeed.com). Statistics is basically a tool just like any programming language is a tool.
? I believe you meant "undeserved" hype, and you're not thinking very hard if all you're looking for is "statistician" on some job search site (which I had never heard of).
Statistics are tools, but not just like "any programming language", they're tools like "computer programming" in the general sense is a tool. They aren't many jobs for COBOL code-monkeys anymore, but there are plenty of jobs for computer programmers. If you know how to program, the programming language is almost moot. If you know statistics, learning SAS, R, Stata, SPSS or whatever is something minor to figure out.
But anyway, there are still plenty of nonstatistics-heavy computer/math jobs. They're usually in the computationally heavy/numerical modeling realm, doing integrals in low-enough dimensions that it's best done deterministically. Of course, the job title may not be specifically "numerical analyst".