Develops or applies 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.
This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Science and Mathematics pathway.
A person in this career:
- Applies sampling techniques or uses complete enumeration bases to determine and define groups to be surveyed.
- Develops an understanding of fields to which statistical methods are to be applied to determine whether methods and results are appropriate.
- Reports results of statistical analyses in peer-reviewed papers and technical manuals.
- Supervises and provides instructions for workers collecting and tabulating data.
- Adapts statistical methods to solve specific problems in many fields, such as economics, biology, and engineering.
- Reports results of statistical analyses, including information in the form of graphs, charts, and tables.
- Evaluates sources of information to determine any limitations in terms of reliability or usability.
- Develops software applications or programming to use for statistical modeling and graphic analysis.
- Evaluates the statistical methods and procedures used to obtain data to ensure validity, applicability, efficiency, and accuracy.
- Processes large amounts of data for statistical modeling and graphic analysis, using computers.
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