Statisticians gather and analyse numerical information or
data and present the results in the form of graphs,
charts, diagrams, tables and written or oral reports.
They can manipulate their findings to identify trends and
create models to forecast or estimate future outcomes.
Statisticians can work in a number of areas including the financial sector, health services, environmental sciences, forensics, and in education. They are employed by a range of organisations such as the NHS, government agencies, research councils, and universities.
Government statisticians collect, analyse and publish information on all aspects of national life such as population trends, the economy, the labour market, health, transport and crime. This information is used to advise government, parliament and the wider community.
In industry, statisticians have an important role in ensuring that mass-produced articles are of an acceptable quality. They may also predict demand and advise on production plans.
Statisticians' work 40 hours a week, and occasionally longer
where project deadlines must be met.
The work is office-based but might involve travelling to other locations to obtain information.
To be a statistician, you should:
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