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Statisticians typically need at least a master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, or another quantitative field. However, a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for some entry-level jobs. Research and academic jobs generally require a Ph.D.Education
Statisticians typically need at least a master’s degree, although some entry-level jobs are available for those with a bachelor’s degree. Most statisticians have degrees in mathematics, economics, computer science, or another quantitative field. A bachelor’s degree in statistics typically includes courses in linear algebra, calculus, experimental design, survey methodology, probability, and statistical theory.
Many colleges and universities advise students to take courses in a related field, such as computer science, engineering, physics, or mathematics. These courses can help prepare students to work in a variety of industries. Coursework in engineering or physical science, for example, may be useful for statisticians working in manufacturing on quality or productivity improvement. A background in biology, chemistry, or health sciences is useful for work testing pharmaceutical or agricultural products.
Because statisticians often work with data analysis software, computer programming courses may be particularly beneficial for students.Important Qualities
Analytical skills. Statisticians use statistical techniques and models to analyze large amounts of data. They must determine the appropriate software packages and understand computer programming languages to design and develop new techniques and models. They must also be precise and accurate in their analyses.
Communication skills. Statisticians often work with, and propose solutions to, people who do not have extensive knowledge of mathematics or statistics. They must be able to present statistical information and ideas so that others will understand.
Math skills. Statisticians use statistics, calculus, and linear algebra to develop their models and analyses.
Problem-solving skills. Statisticians must develop techniques to overcome problems in data collection and analysis, such as high nonresponse rates, so that they can draw meaningful conclusions.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Biostatistician||The Lotus Group, LLC.||Cambridge, MA||Sep 14, 2016||$146,090|
|Lead Biostatistician||Biogen, Inc.||Cambridge, MA||Sep 23, 2016||$140,000|
|Lead Biostatistician||Biogen, Inc.||Cambridge, MA||Aug 09, 2016||$138,815|
|Biostatistician||Gilead Sciences, Inc.||Foster City, CA||Jul 30, 2015||$135,000|
|Biostatistician||Gilead Sciences, Inc.||Foster City, CA||Sep 01, 2015||$135,000|
|Biostatistician||The Fountain Group LLC||Bridgewater, NJ||Jul 12, 2015||$125,220|
|Biostatistician||Aerotek Scientific, LLC||Foster City, CA||Aug 31, 2016||$125,220|
|Biostatistician II||Roche TCRC Inc.||New York, NY||Aug 18, 2016||$120,000|
|Biostatistician II||Genentech Inc.||South San Francisco, CA||Feb 12, 2015||$120,000|
|Biostatistician II||Ardea Biosciences||San Diego, CA||Aug 29, 2016||$120,000|
|Biostatistician II||Genentech, Inc.||South San Francisco, CA||Aug 15, 2015||$119,704 -
|Biostatistician||Genentech, Inc.||South San Francisco, CA||Sep 01, 2015||$119,704 -
|Biostatistician II||Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC||Austin, TX||Jul 29, 2016||$83,886 -
|Biostatistician II||Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC||Austin, TX||Jun 10, 2016||$83,886 -
|Biostatistician II||Ardea Biosciences, Inc.||San Diego, CA||Oct 01, 2015||$83,824 -
|Biostatistician 2||Quintiles, Inc.||Durham, NC||Nov 17, 2016||$83,513 -
|Biostatistician 2||Quintiles, Inc.||Durham, NC||Jun 07, 2016||$83,513|
|Biostatistician 2||Quintiles, Inc.||Durham, NC||Jul 06, 2016||$83,513|
|Biostatistician||Medpace, Inc.||Cincinnati, OH||Aug 12, 2015||$83,300 -
|Biostatistician||Medstar Health Research Institute||Washington, DC||May 27, 2015||$70,096|
|Biostatistician||Techdata Service Company, LLC.||King of Prussia, PA||Aug 22, 2015||$70,000|
|Biostatistician I||Harvard Clinical Research Institute||Boston, MA||Jan 11, 2016||$70,000 -
|Biostatistician||Trustees of The University of Pennsylvania||Philadelphia, PA||Jul 25, 2016||$70,000|
|Biostatistician||Parexel International||Billerica, MA||Aug 23, 2016||$70,000|
|Biostatistician||Mirage Software Inc. DBA: Bourntec Solutions||Schaumburg, IL||Dec 10, 2015||$70,000 -
|Biostatistician I||Mount Sinai Medical Center||New York, NY||Dec 14, 2015||$70,000|
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