Data analyst-statisticians use statistical methods to collect and analyse data; they create models, and design and carry out research, reaching conclusions or interpretations about trends from the results. Much of their work is done using sophisticated computer programs. Data analyst-statisticians have to present their results as clearly as possible.
Positions are available in, for example, government departments and agencies, in finance and business, science-based research, market research, healthcare and engineering.
Data analyst-statisticians are logical, analytical and good at problem-solving.
What it takes
What it takes:
- maths knowledge
- analytical thinking skills
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to think clearly using logic and reasoning
- persistence and determination
- the ability to work on your own and in a team
- to have a thorough understanding of computer systems and applications
- the ability to solve complex problems
Day to day
Day to day:
Depending on the industry or sector, you might
- help to design scientific research studies
- use statistical software to analyse risk, for example in insurance
- look for trends and patterns to help organisations and government make policy decisions
- investigate market research into consumer habits and feedback
- analyse results from clinical trials
- create models to predict demand for services or goods
- check quality control standards in areas like drug and food testing
You could work in an office.