Statisticians

What do they do?

Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.

Also known as:

Demographer, Education Research Analyst, Mathematical Statistician, Psychometric Consultant, Quantitative Methodologist, Research Scientist, Researcher, Statistical Analyst, Statistical Consultant, Statistical Reporting Analyst, Statistician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Statisticians in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Statisticians is projected to grow 44 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 44.1%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #8 in job growth rate
  • 160

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #9 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Statisticians:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (21.4%)
  • Master's degree (42.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (30.1%)
  • Associate's degree (1.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (4.7%)
  • 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.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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.

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.
  • Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • 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.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

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.
  • Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans.
  • Determine appropriate methods for data analysis.
  • Evaluate data quality.
  • Prepare data for analysis.
  • Present research results to others.

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