Activities  Engages in the development of mathematical theory or apply statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical biological data to provide usable information. 


Outlook  Average job growth 


Median Income  $72,830 in 2010 


Work Context & Conditions  Usually work regular hours in comfortable offices. Some statisticians travel to provide advice on research projects, supervise and set up surveys, or gather statistical data. 


Minimum Education Requirements  Master's Degree



Skills  Programming, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Writing, Time Management, Mathematics, Systems Evaluation, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science 


Abilities  Speed of Closure, Number Facility, Category Flexibility, Deductive Reasoning, Written Comprehension, Near Vision, Mathematical Reasoning, Information Ordering, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression 


Interviews  Richard Simon 
