Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Master's Degree

Civilizations have relied on the work of statisticians for thousands of years, dating as far back as the Ancient Egyptians, who employed statisticians to census cattle. Currently, we rely on statisticians to help us to better understand the world around us, viewing data as a puzzle that can be applied to various situation – from science, to public health, agriculture, marketing and more. Statisticians analyze and interpret data in order to draw conclusions, make predictions, tracks trends and provide information.

Also known as: Demographer, Mathematical Statistician, Quantitative Methodologist, Research Scientist, Researcher, Statistical Analyst, Statistical Consultant, Statistical Reporting Analyst
Learning Strategies
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Collect data through surveys, polls and experiments
Develop statistical models
Decide which data to apply to a given problem
Analyze, interpret and draw conclusions from collected data
Communicate conclusions in the form of written reports and presentations
Collaborate and aid other scientists
Meet Jacob
Research Scientist Statistician
"I was drawn to this career because it allowed for so many opportunities that I hadn't yet thought about…... You can apply your knowledge to any problem that currently exists, I think that's really cool."
B.S. Statistics and Economics

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