For the 8th year in a row, jobs requiring strong quantitative skills have dominated the CareerCast.com job rankings:

Top Jobs of 2016: Data Scientist (1), Statistician (2), Mathematician (6), Actuary (10)

Top Jobs of 2015: Actuary (1), Mathematician (3), Statistician (4), Data Scientist (6)

Top Jobs of 2014: Mathematician (1), Statistician (3), Actuary (4)

Top Jobs of 2013: Actuary (1), Mathematician (18), Statistician (20)

Top Jobs of 2012: Actuary (2), Mathematician (10), Statistician (18)

Top Jobs of 2011: Mathematician (2), Actuary (3), Statistician (4)

Likewise, Forbes found the best graduate degrees for jobs in 2015 are mathematics – and statistics – related: (1) Ph.D. in Statistics, (2) Master's in Biostatistics, (8) Master's in Applied Math, (9) Master's in Statistics.

"Math is experiencing something of a renaissance period, and analytics are the driving force." –CareerCast.com/p>

"I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians." – Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at St. Ambrose University offers a B.S. in Mathematics, a secondary teaching endorsement in mathematics, and a minor in mathematics.