What does a Statistician do?

A statistician creates surveys, opinion polls and questionnaires. They then collect and organize the data obtained. A statistician uses their training in analytics and statistics to analyze information and draw conclusions based upon their findings. Additionally, using mathematical and statistical theory methods they present findings to superiors which are then used to benefit the initiatives of the company. A statistician can look at a set of data and seek out patterns and trends and utilize the information to remain competitive in the business of their employer.

A statistician meets with management and determines the best methods to gather the information required. Advanced education in statistics, mathematics or related field is required, with many in the position holding a PhD. Meticulous attention to detail, as well as the ability to understand abstract concepts is essential to perform well in this role.

What responsibilities are common for Statistician jobs?
  • Refer to previous instances and findings to determine the ideal method for gathering data
  • Research problem and determine the data required to answer specific questions and problems
  • Create surveys, questionnaires and polls to collect necessary information
  • Train assistants and other members of the team how to properly organize findings and read data collected
  • Prepare detailed reports for management and other departments by analyzing and interpreting data
  • Define and utilize statistical methods to solve industry-specific problems in varying fields, such as economics and engineering
  • Compare and analyze provided statistical information to identify patterns, relationships and problems
  • Apply sampling techniques to effectively determine and define ideal categories to be questioned
What are the typical qualifications for Statistician jobs?
  • Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics or related field
  • Strong math and analytical skills are essential to complete job requirements successfully
  • Able to compile and organize statistical information retrieved and present findings to management
  • Experience working with private and sensitive personal information
  • Confident in decision making and the ability to explain processes or choices as needed
  • Strong computer skills and ability to use necessary databases and software
  • Interpersonal and customer service skills are required when meeting with and interviewing potential clients
  • Ability to complete milestones and work toward multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Excellent multitasking skills and task management strategies
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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience8+ years

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
11%
2 - 4
27%
5 - 7
11%
8+
51%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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UNC Chapel HillUNC Chapel Hill
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Jun 24, 2021

“Good work life balance if you don't mind the work turning into a dumpster fire.”

Medical College of WisconsinMedical College of Wisconsin
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Nov 19, 2021

“People are nice and well”

Genius SportsGenius Sports
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Feb 16, 2021

“Good people and friendly.”

University of BirminghamUniversity of Birmingham
Bio Statistician
Mar 30, 2022

“good work and life balance; HR is really helpful”

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Statistician
Feb 18, 2021

“excellent work and life balance”

University of British ColumbiaUniversity of British Columbia
Bio Statistician
Apr 15, 2022

“good work and life balance”

NovartisNovartis
Statistician
Feb 4, 2022

“good balance work and life”

Singapore Department of StatisticsSingapore Department of Statistics
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May 15, 2022

“No much grooming and career development”

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