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 24,950 statisticians in the United States, employed in a wide variety of work fields, including government, industry, and scientific research.

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

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