Biostatisticians

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What do they do?

Develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.

Also known as:

Associate Director of Biostatistics, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Biostatistician, Biostatistics Director, Principal Biostatistician, Principal Statistical Scientist, Research Scientist, Senior Biostatistician/Group Leader

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Statisticians in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Statisticians is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 7.8%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #11 in job growth rate
  • 160

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #10 in net job growth
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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (20.6%)
  • Master's degree (40.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (31.8%)
  • Associate's degree (1.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (5.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (0%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
  • Design research studies to obtain scientific information.
  • Analyze health-related data.
  • Present research results to others.
  • Prepare analytical reports.
  • Determine appropriate methods for data analysis.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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