I usually don’t read much into job and degree rankings. The criteria are often arbitrary based simply on data that happens to be available. Or, a bulk of the rankings are based on survey answers where the population is questionable or there is a strong bias towards a specific field. But Fortune got PayScale to rank the top graduate degrees and Statistics PhD came out as the best. So boom. I’ll take it.
The pay is similar to other STEM degrees but it’s the lower-than-average stress that puts Statistics at number one.
Woo hoo. Statistics doesn’t suck.
Maybe this is a good time to revisit my PhD survival guide. [Thanks to my ever so proud wife, Bea]