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Subject: RE: Masters in statistics. Degree of difficulty - starting over at age 30.
I agree that Freefall is an idiot.
My story: degrees in math and physics. Worked as an engineer, programmer, and school teacher. Hated my job (and life for that matter) and went back for grad school in stats at age 34. Finished PhD at age 39 and got the job that I currently hold. I'm an industrial statistician working for a big company in foods R&D. It is a nice job, pays well, and has good benefits. One of the best decisions that I made was going back to school.
I wouldn't go overboard on classes to get up to speed in math. My program had the first year students take an advanced calc class in the first semester. Linear algebra was over the summer after the first year. Most of the stat classes don't get math beyond those two classes.
There are lots and lots of jobs for statisticians, and with a biology degree the big pharma companies would really be interested.
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