ASA Membership Highlight Presentation
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?
Interested in Becoming an Accredited
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 www.amstat.org/accreditation 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
More than three dozen courses that are presented in conjunction with
the Joint Statistical Meetings
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
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
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.
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 www.amstat.org/csp
WHAT CAN YOU DO
FOR THE ASA?
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
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.
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.
JOIN THE ASA
OR RENEW YOUR
MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASA
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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