Search SEARCH

Is formal statistics knowledge necessary as a developer?

I've been doing business enterprise development for about six months now. I finished college a year ago and I hated statistics, but I love writing algorithms and databases and thats how I do my job. In a business enterprise setting, can't I just use an algorithm tailored to retrieving specific information rather than developing formal statistics models using a bunch of nonsense Greek symbols? I'm just wondering if I will need to study business statistics if I want to be a well-rounded business solution developer. Do other employers expect developers to know stuff like that?

Asked By: B3 - 1/20/2012
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
It's not absolutely necessary, but it would certainly be good to have, especially if you intend to write financial or database software.
Answered By: Meklar - 1/20/2012
Additional Answers (1)
It isn't really necessary, but they probably expect it, but you can always develop a program that will help you with the statistics (2 but's in a sentence is a grammar error, isn't it?). Good Luck!
Answered By: Shay - 1/20/2012
 
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Jobs.Quick-com
New job opportunities added daily. Search Virginia jobs now!
VirginiaJobNetwork.com
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
www.JobDiagnosis.com
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
www.HiringLocally.com

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-209
eTrustLogo