Sports Statisticians in Events
Being someone who enjoys math and sports can be something unique. I discovered that I had that gift way earlier on in life. I decided that I would pursue it to the end. It was only logical when I became a sports statistician after college, and I have been in this field for some years now. My work is a complex one in nature but I have been able actually to enjoy it a lot. I’ve been invited to a lot of high schools to speak to the kids about getting serious with math and sports at once.
It is a discipline that unfortunately enjoys a relatively low number when it comes to the people that are genuinely interested in it. Therefore, this has been one of the objectives of a foundation that I am involved with to try. And get more kids to be interested in this. It has not been easy. But I am always glad when I get a phone call. Or a hit on social media from someone who says that my talk inspired them. They are now in this field or any other that is related to statistics.
What I do is try to make out the best odds out of any situation given the theoretical hypothesis of the case. As well as the expertise in other disciplines to give out the possible outcomes. This is why I am mostly involved in track and field sports events. Although I do not run, I can accurately tell who will win. Along with who will not base on some factors.
It involves a lot of work
This happens. Sometimes it’s done for months. Even before you can accurately determine that there is the possibility of something happening or not. There is no one who is more gifted than I am, and can accurately tell something based on the odds on a shorter period. There are a lot like those out there. It is amazing to think that such a brilliant mind wasn’t wasted. They are now pursuing a very lucrative career path.
It is even more fulfilling to know that a sports statistician can help a lot in times of crises. As they can be called up to predict certain trends. That might hurt the economy or something. It is a job that I would never trade for anything. Despite the fact that it can get frustrating at times. The idea that I am somewhere where I am happy is enough for me. I will never switch professions.
It is not easy to go through college studying this
You have to put in a lot of work into your studies. After you are through with college and think that it is now smooth sailing from now on, you get a job. You realize that you still have to be hardworking. Hard work is something that is not common in a lot of people. So when a good company like the one I work for gets you; they will do anything in their capacity to keep you.
I am also someone who enjoys and believes in the idea that one should be physically fit all the time. This is why I like track and field sports events a lot. So when I was offered this current job at this company, I just couldn’t turn it down. As I was in a position where I could work. While enjoy going out on the field to do research still. In most cases, I just wanted to go out and relax. Maybe train a bit too, if I had missed a couple of sessions. It makes you feel so refreshed. Gathering a few stats here and there can help me in my work later. I find fulfillment in this a lot.
Now tons of people get to wake up each morning to go to a job that they love. It is a privilege that very few tend to find in life. When I found mine, I just knew that I would hold on to it for a very long time. Being a sports statistician is a dream come true for me in so many ways.