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Statisticians are mathematicians who work with theoretical and applied statistics in the both the private and public sectors. The core of that work is to measure, interpret, and describe the world and human activity patterns within it. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ...


It is common to combine statistical knowledge with expertise in other subjects. The applications are varied. Statisticians apply their knowledge to production, research, finances, medicine, insurance, and government. They often are employed to support managerial decisions. Medicine is a branch of health science and the sector of public life concerned with maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, treatment and possible prevention of disease and injury. ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of catastrophic financial loss. ...


Civilizations have used the work of statisticians for thousands of years. Statistics was employed in ancient Egypt in censuses of population and cattle. Typical work might involve developing a model and sampling plans, analyzing survey results, or contributing to agricultural or econometric forecasts. Khafres Pyramid (4th dynasty) and Great Sphinx of Giza (c. ...


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Statisticians or people who made notable contributions to the theories of statistics, or related aspects of probability, or machine learning: Peter Armitage M. S. Bartlett Laurence Baxter Thomas Bayes Allan Birnbaum David Blackwell Chester Bliss Ladislaus Bortkiewicz George Box Bento de Jesus Caraça Pafnuty Chebyshev Alexey Chervonenkis Len Cook...

External links

  • Statistician entry, Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Careers Center, American Statistical Association
  • Listing of tasks and duties - The International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO)
  • Listings of nature of work etc - O*NET

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Statisticians (1887 words)
Statisticians contribute to scientific inquiry by applying their mathematical and statistical knowledge to the design of surveys and experiments; collection, processing, and analysis of data; and interpretation of the results.
Statisticians may apply their knowledge of statistical methods to a variety of subject areas, such as biology, economics, engineering, medicine, public health, psychology, marketing, education, and sports.
Statisticians also are employed in national defense agencies, determining the accuracy of new weapons and the likely effectiveness of defense strategies.
Statistician (464 words)
Senior Statistician Graduation from college with a major in statistics or a related field and four years of professional statistical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Statistician Graduation from college with a major in statistics or a related field and two years of professional statistical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Assistant Statistician Graduation from college with a major in statistics or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
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