This title of this Aug. 5, 2009 NY Times article (free registration required) says it all. I’ll include on more snippet from the article by Steve Lohr:
Statisticians … are finding themselves increasingly in demand — and even cool. “I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians,” said Hal Varian, chief economist at Google. “And I’m not kidding.”
This Jan 26, 2009 Wall Street Journal article lists the best (and worst) 20 jobs in America for the previous year, as determined by Les Krantz, the author of the annual “Jobs Rated Almanac.” Krantz evaluates jobs based on environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands and stress. The best job? Mathematician! Moreover, 7 out of the top 10 are math or computer science related.