Statisticians work with theoretical and applied
statisticsin both the private and public sectors. The core of that work is to measure, interpret, and describe the world and human activity patterns within it.
It is common to combine statistical knowledge with expertise in other subjects. The applications are varied. Statisticians apply their knowledge to production, research, finance,
medicine, the built and natural environments, insuranceand government. They often are employed to support managerial decisions or to supervise quality control in manufacturing.
Nature of the work
According to the United States
Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2006, there were 19,000 jobs classified as "statistician" in the United States. Of these people, 41 percent worked for governments (federal, state, or local). Additionally, there are substantial numbers of persons who use statistics in their work but have job titles other than "statistician". [ [http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos045.htm Statisticians] . United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved 2007-10-03.] . The job of statistician is considered a profession. Most statisticians work in offices and have regular working hours and can therefore be considered white-collar workers. A minority of statisticians are self-employed statistical consultants.
Most employment as a statistician requires a minimum of a
masters degreein statistics or a related field. Many professional statisticians have a PhD.
Civilizations have used the work of statisticians for thousands of years. Statistics was employed in
ancient Egyptin censuses of population and cattle. Typical work might involve developing a model and sampling plans, analyzing survey results, or contributing to agricultural or econometric forecasts.
List of statisticians
* [http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos045.htm Statistician entry, Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics]
* [http://www.amstat.org/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=main Careers Center, American Statistical Association]
* [http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/isco/isco88/2122.htm Listing of tasks and duties - The International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO)]
* [http://online.onetcenter.org/link/summary/15-2041.00 Listings of nature of work etc - O*NET]
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