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- Other common doctoral occupations
Between 2006 and 2009, 0.3% of employed doctoral graduates, or 45 employed doctoral graduates, are known to have been working as statisticians six months after graduation.
Doctoral level statisticians are typically found in the ‘other common doctoral occupations' job cluster at the start of their careers, although some enter roles in HE research.
Statisticians are concerned with the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of quantitative information. They work in a range of sectors including health, education, government, finance, the environment, transportation, market research as well as throughout industry, business and commerce. Statisticians design and manage experiments and surveys, dealing with the initial collection of data. They process and analyse the data in context, looking for patterns to help make decisions. They advise on findings and recommend strategy. Statisticians often work in teams, usually including professionals from other disciplines. Strong analytical and IT skills are essential, as are interpersonal and communication skills in order to share findings with colleagues and clients.