I'll graduate with a major in History and a minor in Statistics. I would have a minor in math, but it looks like I'll be one class short (after Calc I, I skipped Calc II and went straight to Calc III. I got an A in Calc III, but they still want me to take Calc II. Fuck it.). I also have "almost minors" in biology, classics, economics, and anthropology (I'm a true INTP). I'll graduate with a GPA of about 3.45. My GPA in the last few years is closer to 3.80.
Now, I'm primarily interested in Statistics. I have a lot of advanced 500-level Stats classes, plus knowledge of SAS programming. I've taken enough math/stats courses to get into almost any statistics masters program. My GRE score for math is 790 out of 800. I've spent the last few semesters working for my university as a math tutor.
HOWEVER, I'm so sick of school right now. I go to all of my classes, but I just sit there and doodle compulsively. Everything bores me. I really want a job, but in this economy, I have little hope of landing one. A masters in statistics sounds nice, because I'll have a better chance of finding a decent job with that degree.
Do you think that I should do a masters in Stats? Has anybody done (or attempted) this before? Are there certain things that I should know in advance? How is that job market for people with Stats masters degrees? Are (reputable) online degrees a terrible idea? For example, Penn State University has an online Stats masters program that I was considering. It's important to me to be geographically close to Joft, who will most likely end up at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He might also go to Northwestern University by Chicago. I'm not sure if I could get into the stats masters programs at those universities. Most of the "research" to come out of stats departments sounds like incomprehensible jibberish to me.
Any input would be highly appreciated.