Statisticians apply mathematical and statistical knowledge to design surveys, collect, process, analyze data, and interpret experiments and survey results. Statistical applications find use in many subject areas such as biology, economics, engineering, medicine, public health, psychology, marketing, education, and sports, and statistical results shape many economic, social, political, and military decisions in a big way.
The critical importance of statistical jobs notwithstanding, most professionals in these fields find their job stress free. This is owing to many factors such as:
A good balance between individual thought and group collaboration
- Opportunity to work in diverse conditions and in a wide area that enriches working conditions
- Ability to offer solutions to complex problems that make the work satisfying
Statisticians enjoy a median hourly wage of $36.16 and median annual wages of $75,220.