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The Most Important Class in School

Is Not The Hardest Class!

The Main Issue With Scheduling

One of the most difficult and annoying things about any new semester, or year, at school is figuring out your schedule. If you're in high school, you're probably trying to avoid overloading yourself with too many difficult classes. Many would never dare AP Calculus and AP Physics in the same semester, but many others wouldn't have it any other way. If you're already in college, you likely don't want a repeat of freshman year, where all of your classes are uninteresting. This leads to the question: What are the best classes to take?

Your Future

The best class that you can take is one that will help you with your future goals. Many of us tend to see high school and college (especially high school) as something that we have to make it through. Just one more year, then we graduate. So many people have this attitude toward school, and it's a HUGE problem! Learning is something that you will do for your entire life, and information will never be more accessible than when you're in school. Completing the goals that you've set for yourself requires determination and information. Whether you want to be a cook, a mechanic, or a lawyer, you will have to learn at some point in your life. Why make that learning more difficult than it has to be?

The Best Class To Take

It may be weird to hear, but Statistics is the most valuable class that you will probably ever take; and there's quite a few reasons for it.

  • With technology and "data science" at the highest point they've ever been, information is flooding the world faster than it can be interpreted.
  • No matter what field you end up in, statistics will be valuable.
  • Statistics will sharpen your mind, and allow you to draw conclusions from things that seemed random at first glance.

Technology and Data Science

"Data Scientists," as they're called, seem to be the most popular people in the technology industry today. High salaries are thrown out left and right to people that can interpret raw data, and the demand of these skilled workers is higher than the supply. Many large companies collect statistics on just about every part of their business, down to the smallest sell. Many statisticians and surveyors are collecting data and posting it online. Data is all around you, and it's more accessible than ever! This data could help you somehow, but you may never know it, because you don't know what it means. 

Any Career You Choose Involves Statistics

No matter what you choose to do, it is likely that statistics will somehow be involved in your life. The following are just some of the fields in which statistics is prominent:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business and Marketing
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Sciences/Healthcare
  • Meteorology
  • Music
  • Particle Physics
  • Physical Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

If it's not evident by now, just about anyone, in any career field, can benefit from knowing more about their environment. Statistics, in modern society, is simply an unavoidable concept.

Sharpens Your Mind

Being able to interpret and understand your environment is very important to success. It's almost like having foresight. As I stated earlier, school is one of the easiest places to learn, because you have information being forced into you all the time. You may not retain it all, but you choose what you want to remember. Learning statistics in school is one of the best choices you can make. It will give you a leg up on the competition in both college, and the career market. The best part is it's offered to you straight from a curriculum of everything that you would need to know. You no longer have to play guessing games with the outcomes of events. You can now learn to predict the future in a 12th grade math class!

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