Burtch Works Blog

With more activity in the research landscape than ever before, Linda Burtch and the rest of the Burtch Works team always have something to say about this rapidly shifting field. Check back often for our top career advice, new flash survey results, and expert opinions on changes in the market that could affect your career or company.

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  As an insight into the industry, here are some interesting numbers for statisticians entering the business world after completing a Master’s Degree: The average base salary of someone entering the field this year is $62,500, as reported by Kristen Wetta- statistical recruiter at Smith Hanley Associates. Interestingly enough, there was very little difference in… Read more »

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A common fact: the face of the industry is always changing. The natural evolution of the business constantly continues, bringing about new work models, new practices and methodologies, and new demands. As recruiters, it is our job to keep an eye to the marketplace- notice trends, patterns, areas of growth- so that we can continue… Read more »

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One thing that we know is true: the key to happiness when taking on a new role is in your personal enjoyment of the job itself- not its title. However, a snappy title is often one of the first things we judge. So, how effective is this in a time when “title inflation” is more… Read more »

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As a testament to the growing importance analytics play in the decision making processes of today’s business market, the Wall Street Journal recently highlighted a publication written on the subject. With the staggering advancements and incredible possibilities that exist within the world of “number crunching”, Competing on Analytics by Thomas H. Davenport and Jeanne G…. Read more »

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  This year promises to be even more exciting for the quantitative professional. The career information most frequently sought by clients and candidates in the field revolves around salary and other forms of compensation. Whether you are planning to grow your staff this year or are assessing your own career path, here are some points… Read more »

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  As we begin the new year, I would like to take a moment to point out a number of changes we are seeing in the job market for the quantitative professional. First and foremost, the specific talents of skilled professionals in analytical fields are in high demand. Here are some of the trends we… Read more »