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One unexpected place where these skills are in high demand: HR. I ended up in the HR dept for a forward thinking tech company by chance after getting a masters in applied math. Turns out a lot of companies are just becoming interested in how statistics and data analysis can help them. Because HR analytics are in their relative infancy compared to well-explored areas like finance, this often involves relatively basic stuff like significance testing and OLS regression. Right now I'm working on a predictive employee attrition model using Cox proportional hazards. The field is on the upswing and there's a ton of opportunity to make a meaningful impact on significant problems while exercising a certain degree of creative license. HR is also a great place to learn about how companies are structured as well as how to build your career.

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