ASA Membership Highlight Presentation

The ASA Mission
 Promote the practice and profession of statistics
 Support excellence in statistical practice, research,
journal, and meetings
 Improve statistical education
 Promote the proper application of statistics
 Advance the statistics profession
What Can ASA Do For You?
 Career Resources
 Job Placement
 Networking
 Outreach
Interested in Becoming an Accredited
Professional Statistician™?
The ASA has accredited over 200 members. Our program is a voluntary,
portfolio-based credential, open only to ASA members.
The PStat® designation recognizes:
Advanced statistical training and knowledge
Experience in applying statistical expertise competently
Maintenance of appropriate professional development
Adherence to the ethical standards of practice
Ability to communicate effectively
Visit for more information.
A website for young statistics professionals that offers
advice, professional development tips, conference
information, industry news, scholarship and award
information, and internship listings
LearnSTAT on Demand
A program offering webinars taught by top statisticians in
their specialties
Professional Development
More than three dozen courses that are presented in conjunction with
the Joint Statistical Meetings
ASA Sections
Subject-area groups offering webinars and lectures to
further the development of statistics in specialized fields
Also, post your consulting
profile when you join the
Statistical Consulting Section.
Career Webinar Sponsored by ASA’s Section for
Statistical Programmers and Analysts
The Statistical Consulting Section
 The Consulting Section provides a listserv by
which members of the section discuss current
applied problems, software issues, specific
consulting problems posed by members.
 Examples of other issues discussed - Problems
associated with being an expert witness in a trial,
How to determine appropriate fees for consulting
clients, What are the benefits of becoming an
Accredited Statistician.
ASA Member Benefits
ASA members receive free online access to journals; discounts on
meetings, courses, and workshops; and information about fellowships,
awards, and scholarships
Student Paper Competitions
Salary Information from Annual Salary Surveys
Since its inception, more than 400
employers have posted jobs on the
ASA JobWeb.
JSM Career Placement Service
The Joint Statistical Meetings Career Placement Service is an onsite recruiting facility
for employers and job-seekers. Meet recruiters in person at JSM.
Recent Employers
Amstat News
Published monthly and online, Amstat News provides a list of
professional opportunities. It also features salary reports and career
advice articles throughout the year.
The ASA Community
an online setting in which professionals can connect with their peers,
post questions, start discussions, and network
The ASA sponsors meetings and workshops around the world.
Chapters and sections also organize smaller meetings that focus on
specific areas of research and application.
JSM Student Mixer
Conference on Statistical Practice
brings together hundreds of data analysts, researchers and scientists, who engage in the
application of statistics to solve real-world problems on a daily basis. Learn about the
latest statistical methodologies and best practices in statistical design, analysis,
programming and consulting.
More information at
 Should your profession be respected?
 Should statistical literacy be enhanced?
 Should decisions be evidence-based?
Influence Public Policy
Statisticians influence public policy by using congressional visits,
letters, and board of directors statements to connect with
policymakers and advocate on behalf of statisticians.
Director of Science Policy
Steve Pierson
ASA Elevates the Profile of Statisticians in Policymaking
 CLIMATE CHANGE - Evaluating information on how human activities
affect the climate system
 FORENSIC SCIENCE - Reforming the methodology associated with
“expert” witnesses in trials and bringing statistical principles into the
validation of these techniques.
 ELECTION AUDITING - Preventing fraud vs preventing voting & limiting
the risk of wrong electoral outcomes
 STATISTICAL LITERACY - Working actively to promote K-12 and
undergraduate statistics education with policymakers
 NOMINATING STATISTICIANS – Encouraging the appointment of
statisticians to federal advisory committees and panels
Volunteer for an ASA committee, chapter, or section.
Outreach Groups
Reach beyond the typical member by getting involved in the ASA’s
outreach groups, such as the Caucus of Academic Representatives or
the Directory of Minority Statisticians.
Statistics Without Borders
A volunteer, apolitical organization providing pro bono statistical consulting
and assistance to organizations and government agencies in support of
efforts to deal with international health issues.
Regular – $165
Post-graduate – $55
Student – $17
Similar Organizations’ Annual Cost
National Society of Professional Engineers – $220
American Economic Association – $70–$95
American Institute of CPAs – $200–$395
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