Statisticians
Also called: Mathematical Statistician, Statistical Analyst, Statistical Reporting Analyst, Statistician,
What 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 biostatistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.On the job, you would:
 Analyze and interpret statistical data to identify significant differences in relationships among sources of information.
 Identify relationships and trends in data, as well as any factors that could affect the results of research.
 Determine whether statistical methods are appropriate, based on user needs or research questions of interest.
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Technology

Basic Skills
Problem Solving
People and Technology Systems

Math
Verbal
Ideas and Logic
Visual Understanding

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:

You might use software like this on the job: Analytical or scientific software
Presentation software
Object or component oriented development software


New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
$91,160
$52,690
$146,770


What 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 biostatistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.On the job, you would:
 Analyze and interpret statistical data to identify significant differences in relationships among sources of information.
 Identify relationships and trends in data, as well as any factors that could affect the results of research.
 Determine whether statistical methods are appropriate, based on user needs or research questions of interest.
KNOWLEDGE
Math and Science
 arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
 English language
Engineering and Technology
 computers and electronics
SKILLS
Basic Skills
 using math to solve problems
 thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
 noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
 thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
 figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
ABILITIES
Math
 choose the right type of math to solve a problem
 add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Verbal
 communicate by speaking
 communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
 make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
 use rules to solve problems
Visual Understanding
 see hidden patterns
PERSONALITY
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
 Analytical Thinking
 Attention to Detail
 Integrity
 Dependability
 Achievement/Effort
 Persistence
TECHNOLOGY
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
 IBM SPSS Statistics
 Minitab
Presentation software
 Microsoft PowerPoint
Object or component oriented development software
 Python
 R
EDUCATION
 master's degree
 doctoral degree
JOB OUTLOOK
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
$91,160
$52,690
$146,770