As a statistician you will be gathering, analysing, displaying numerical data in order to spot trends and make predictions. In other words, you will apply statistical techniques to help solve real-world problems.
Statistician are educated professionals who do research on data and develop statistical theories and apply these theories to find solutions to problems in areas like engineering, business, science-related technologies etc. They will be involved in conducting surveys and collection, validation and applications of the data. They also design statistical or mathematical models to help them with their data analysis.
Studying mathematics or statistics as a subject at plus two level and securing a good score in these subjects would be a prerequisite for admission into a bachelor degree in Statistics.
The common course offered at the UG level in this area is Bsc/BA statistics. The duration of the course is usually three years.
After completing UG in Statistics you can go for Masters in Statistics. You can either go for MA or MSc in Statistics. The duration of the course will be 2 years.
You can also go for Integrated program in Msc Statistics which is of 5 years after +2.
After pursuing Master’s you can directly go for PhD if your profile (including projects, research papers, and internships) and research proposal is excellent.
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Statistician should possess analytical skills as they have to apply statistical tools and programs to analyse the data. They have to be precise in their analysis
Statisticians should have the capacity to be a part of team of researchers and analysts work together with others.
Statisticians must devise new solutions to problems identified by scientists or engineers.
Communication skill is highly required as they have to present their findings in a way the layman can understand. They should have good oral and written communication skills.