Statisticians


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 called: Mathematical Statistician, Statistical Analyst, Statistical Reporting Analyst, Statistician

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

Abilites:

    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:

Description: 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:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • R
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Structured query language SQL

Education:

    master's degree
    doctoral degree
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