On the Job
Statisticians apply mathematical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data. They may specialize in certain fields like business or economics.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Implement security measures for computer or information systems.
- Install computer software.
- Prepare data for analysis.
- Write computer programming code.
- Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
- Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve problems in scientific or applied fields.
- Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans.
- Evaluate data quality.
- Determine appropriate methods for data analysis.
- Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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