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Employment Prospects


There are approximately 24,950 statisticians employed in the United States. About 17 percent of these workers are employed by the federal government, such as the Departments of Commerce, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture, the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Another 8 percent work for state and local governments. Of the remaining statisticians, most work in private industry. Private-industry employers include insurance companies, research and testing services, management and public relations firms, computer and data processing firms, manufacturing companies, and the financial services sector. Statisticians also work in colleges and universities in teaching and research positions.

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