Statisticians

Education

Statisticians typically need at least a master's degree, although some entry-level jobs are available for those with a bachelor's degree. Most statisticians have degrees in mathematics, economics, computer science, or another quantitative field. A bachelor's degree in statistics typically includes courses in linear algebra, calculus, experimental design, survey methodology, probability, and statistical theory.

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Mathematics, General - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $18,311.00 per year

Statistics, General - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $18,394.00 per year

Applied Mathematics, General - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $20,480.00 per year

Biostatistics - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $22,514.00 per year

Computational and Applied Mathematics - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $20,431.00 per year

Business Statistics - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $23,827.00 per year

Mathematics and Statistics - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $23,595.00 per year

Statistics, Other - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $16,519.00 per year

Mathematical Statistics and Probability - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $23,029.00 per year

Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $32,784.00 per year

Military Training

Job training is offered for some specialties. Training length varies, depending on the specialty. Course content typically includes:

  • Management standards, principles, and policies
  • Problem analysis and decision making
  • Production and purchasing methods

General Qualifications

Analytical skills. Statisticians use statistical techniques and models to analyze large amounts of data. They must determine the appropriate software packages and understand computer programming...

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Knowledge

  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
  • Administration and Management

Most Common Education Levels

The level of education attained by people currently working in this career.

Most Common Education

Schools with the Highest Enrollment for Featured Major

Schools with the Highest Enrollment for Featured Major
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School
Number of Students
Liberty University
108,806
University of Central Florida
70,551
Austin Community College District
67,145
Florida International University
65,128
University of Minnesota-Twin C...
64,579
Ohio State University-Main Campus
62,715
Texas A & M University-College...
62,377
New York University
57,015
University of Florida
57,003
The University of Texas at Austin
56,056
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