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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 biostatistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Analyze and interpret statistical data to identify significant differences in relationships among sources of information.
    • Identify relationships and trends in data, as well as any factors that could affect the results of research.
    • Determine whether statistical methods are appropriate, based on user needs or research questions of interest.
    • Prepare data for processing by organizing information, checking for inaccuracies, and adjusting and weighting the raw data.
    • Present statistical and nonstatistical results, using charts, bullets, and graphs, in meetings or conferences to audiences such as clients, peers, and students.
    • Report results of statistical analyses, including information in the form of graphs, charts, and tables.
    • Design research projects that apply valid scientific techniques, and use information obtained from baselines or historical data to structure uncompromised and efficient analyses.
    • Process large amounts of data for statistical modeling and graphic analysis, using computers.
    • Evaluate the statistical methods and procedures used to obtain data to ensure validity, applicability, efficiency, and accuracy.
    • Adapt statistical methods to solve specific problems in many fields, such as economics, biology, and engineering.
    • Report results of statistical analyses in peer-reviewed papers and technical manuals.
    • Evaluate sources of information to determine any limitations, in terms of reliability or usability.
    • Plan data collection methods for specific projects, and determine the types and sizes of sample groups to be used.
    • Develop and test experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods.
    • Supervise and provide instructions for workers collecting and tabulating data.
    • Examine theories, such as those of probability and inference, to discover mathematical bases for new or improved methods of obtaining and evaluating numerical data.
    • Prepare and structure data warehouses for storing data.
    • Develop software applications or programming for statistical modeling and graphic analysis.
    • Apply sampling techniques, or use complete enumeration bases to determine and define groups to be surveyed.

    Skills

    • Mathematics

      Using mathematics to solve problems.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    6
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Mathematical Reasoning

      The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

    • Number Facility

      The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    Knowledge

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 900
    • Yearly Projected Openings 100

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Conventional: 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

    Tools

    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Desktop computers

    Technology

    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Business intelligence and data analysis software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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