Statistician at Work

Statisticians use mathematical theories to collect and interpret information. This information is used to help various agencies, industries, and researchers determine the best ways to produce results in their work. There are approximately 29,870 statisticians in the United States, employed in a wide variety of work fields, including government, industry, and scientific research.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Applied Statisticians, Biometricians, Biostatisticians, Mathematical Statisticians
Duties Use mathematical theories to collect and interpret information; develop statistical models; identify and analyze trends; project future outcomes
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, urban areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
Experience Internship
Personality Traits
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
  • Technical
  • Computer
  • Math
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Director of Research or Professor
  • Chief Statistician
  • Experienced Statistician
  • Entry-Level Statistician