Statistician

Apply statistical methods and models to data to help organisations make decisions and solve real world problems.

Duties and tasks

  • Analyses and interprets statistical data
  • Designs research projects for collecting data
  • Ensures validity, efficiency and accuracy of statistical methods
  • Organises information in chart, table or graph form
  • Processes large amounts of data
  • Represents the organisation and/or team in a positive manner
  • Supervises clerks collecting and compiling data

Skills required

  • A Bachelors degree in related field
  • Accuracy with numbers
  • Good managerial and organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Working knowledge of computer programs

Working conditions

Statisticians work in an office, Monday through Friday, for at least 40 hours a week. Much of their time is spent in front of a computer. Statisticians may need to travel to present information.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Bureau of Statistics 
http://www.abs.gov.au/

CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics 
http://www.csiro.au/

Statistical Society of Australia 
http://www.statsoc.org.au/

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