# Statistician

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statistician*

The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a
worldwide view of the subject. (July 2018) |

A **statistician** is a person who works with
theoretical or applied
statistics. The profession exists in both the
private and
public sectors. It is common to combine statistical knowledge with expertise in other subjects, and statisticians may work as employees or as
statistical consultants.^{
[1]}^{
[2]}

## Nature of the work

According to the United States
Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2014, 26,970 jobs were classified as *
statistician* in the United States. Of these people, approximately 30 percent worked for governments (federal, state, or local).^{
[3]} As of May 2016, the median pay for statisticians in the United States was $80,500.^{
[3]} Additionally, there is a substantial number of people who use statistics and data analysis in their work but have job titles other than *statistician*,^{
[4]} such as
actuaries,
applied mathematicians,
economists, data scientists, data analysts (predictive analytics),
financial analysts,
psychometricians,
sociologists,
epidemiologists, and
quantitative psychologists.^{
[5]} Statisticians are included with the
professions in various national and international occupational classifications.^{
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[7]} According to the BLS, "Overall employment is projected to grow 33% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average for all occupations. Businesses will need these workers to analyze the increasing volume of digital and electronic data."^{
[8]}

In the
United States most employment in the field requires either a
master's degree in statistics or a related field or a
PhD.^{
[1]} "Typical work includes collaborating with
scientists, providing mathematical modeling, simulations, designing randomized experiments and randomized sampling plans, analyzing experimental or survey results, and forecasting future events (such as sales of a product)."^{
[9]}

## See also

## References

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^{a}^{b}"O*NET OnLine: 15-2041.00 - Statisticians". Retrieved 29 January 2017. **^**"Royal Statistical Society StatsLife Types of Job". Retrieved 29 January 2017.- ^
^{a}^{b}Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor. "Statisticians".*Occupational Outlook Handbook*(2016-17 ed.). Retrieved 30 May 2017. **^**Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor. "Statisticians".*Occupational Outlook Handbook*(2010-11 ed.). Archived from the original on 14 May 2011.**^**Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor. "Statisticians".*Occupational Outlook Handbook*(2006-07 ed.). Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 3 October 2007.**^**"International Labour Organisation (ILO) International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) ISCO-08 classification structure" (PDF). Retrieved 29 January 2017.**^**"Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 21 - Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences". Retrieved 29 January 2017.**^**"Mathematicians and Statisticians : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics".*www.bls.gov*. Retrieved 2018-02-28.**^**"IMS Presidential Address: Let us own Data Science, 1 October 2014, News of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics". Retrieved 29 January 2017.

## External links

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- Statistician entry, Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Careers Center, American Statistical Association
- Careers information, Royal Statistical Society (UK)
- Listing of tasks and duties - The International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO)
- Listings of nature of work etc - O*NET