Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Master's Degree

Are you curious about the world around you and excel at solving problems using math and biology? You may have what it takes to be a biostatistician. A biostatistician is someone who uses mathematics and statistics to explore and solve problems in biology. They design experiments in the fields of agriculture, environment and human healthcare to solve problems that will make life better for us all.

Also known as: Associate Director of Biostatistics, Biostatistics Director, Principal Biostatistician, Principal Statistical Scientist, Senior Biostatistician/Group Leader
Learning Strategies
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Prepare research proposals
Design and implement statistical studies that increase medical or public health knowledge
Collaborate with other scientists and statisticians to develop parameters for studies
Collect, dissect and summarize collected and historical data
Analyze collected research data to determine conclusions
Communicate the probability of clinical outcomes
Work cooperatively within a team and with other scientists
Present research findings to the scientific community, government and healthcare professionals
Meet Kate
“As a research scientist in statistics, what my job is to make sure that a product we're working on is safe and it's effective. And to do that, we need basically the interpretation of data we collect during a trial to make those decisions.”
B.S. in Organismal Biology, M.S. Animal Science, PH.D. Nutritional Immunology

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