The Section for Statistical Programmers and Analysts promotes discussions of

  • Programming concepts, theories, and techniques that are used for statistical analysis
  • Activities and pre-analysis tasks (e.g. data management) that affect statistical programming
  • Career paths and opportunities


The ASA’s Section on Statistical Programmers and Analysts (SSPA) invites you to the first Professional Development Panel Discussion titled, “Landing Your Dream Job in $tatistics and Data $cience.”  Join us for a lively and informative discussion and Q/A session with managers, team leaders from across the country and different industries.  Discussion points will include: 

  • researching the company culture 
  • tailoring your resume 
  • how to market yourself using social media 
  • sharpening your interpersonal skills
  • preparing for soft- and hard-skill interview questions
  • post-offer negotiations, and many more. 

Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in statistics and data science, about to graduate, looking to change jobs, or negotiating a higher salary, bring your questions and join us on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from Noon—1pm Eastern.

To participate in this webinar, the registration is required.  You can register the event here:  https://amstat.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_diekYR-ORhixh4D75g9wNw.

2021 Activities

The SSPA officers meet the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30pm, Central. 
  • A new awards committee is in the early stages of planning for an "Award for Innovation in Statistical Programming and Analytics."
  • A number of web-based training events are planned for 2021.



    • SSPA provides a venue for us statistical programmers to discuss interests, share experiences, knowledge and challenges, and support each other across organizations, career stages and geographic locations.
    • Joining SSPA is an investment in my career and provides a solid platform to me for interacting effectively with peers.
    • SSPA increases awareness of our roles in the entire statistical and analytics community.

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