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Statisticians - 15-2041.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as biostatistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Demographer
  • Mathematical Statistician
  • Psychometric Consultant
  • Quantitative Methodologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Statistical Consultant
  • Statistical Reporting Analyst
  • Statistician

SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

  • Adapt statistical methods to solve specific problems in many fields, such as economics, biology, and engineering.
  • Analyze and interpret statistical data to identify significant differences in relationships among sources of information.
  • Apply sampling techniques, or use complete enumeration bases to determine and define groups to be surveyed.
  • Design research projects that apply valid scientific techniques, and use information obtained from baselines or historical data to structure uncompromised and efficient analyses.
  • Determine whether statistical methods are appropriate, based on user needs or research questions of interest.
  • Develop and test experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods.
  • Develop software applications or programming for statistical modeling and graphic analysis.
  • Evaluate sources of information to determine any limitations, in terms of reliability or usability.
  • Evaluate the statistical methods and procedures used to obtain data to ensure validity, applicability, efficiency, and accuracy.
  • Examine theories, such as those of probability and inference, to discover mathematical bases for new or improved methods of obtaining and evaluating numerical data.
  • Identify relationships and trends in data, as well as any factors that could affect the results of research.
  • Plan data collection methods for specific projects, and determine the types and sizes of sample groups to be used.
  • Prepare and structure data warehouses for storing data.
  • Prepare data for processing by organizing information, checking for inaccuracies, and adjusting and weighting the raw data.
  • Present statistical and nonstatistical results, using charts, bullets, and graphs, in meetings or conferences to audiences such as clients, peers, and students.
  • Process large amounts of data for statistical modeling and graphic analysis, using computers.
  • Report results of statistical analyses in peer-reviewed papers and technical manuals.
  • Report results of statistical analyses, including information in the form of graphs, charts, and tables.
  • Supervise and provide instructions for workers collecting and tabulating data.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
  • Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve problems in scientific or applied fields.
  • Design research studies to obtain scientific information.
  • Design software applications.
  • Determine appropriate methods for data analysis.
  • Evaluate data quality.
  • Evaluate project designs to determine adequacy or feasibility.
  • Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans.
  • Implement security measures for computer or information systems.
  • Install computer software.
  • Prepare analytical reports.
  • Prepare data for analysis.
  • Prepare graphics or other visual representations of information.
  • Present research results to others.
  • Supervise information technology personnel.
  • Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.
  • Write computer programming code.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • AIRSpeed Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aviation Data Analyst (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Maintenance Management Engineer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Chemist/Nuclear Chemist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, Nuclear (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • CWO - Oceanography Warrant Officer (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Defense Systems Analyst (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Meteorology/Oceanography (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Maintenance and Material Management Data Analyst (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Maintenance Management Analysis (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Analysis Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Analysis Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Analysis Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Analysis Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Management Analysis and Control Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Mathematics Research Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Modeling and Simulation Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ocean Systems Watch Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Operations Analyst (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operations Analyst (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Operations Research Analyst (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operations Research Analyst, ABM (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operations Research Analyst, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operations Research Analyst, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operations Research Analyst, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operations Research Analyst, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operations Research Analyst, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operations Research Analyst, Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operations Research Analyst, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operations Research Analyst, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operations Research Analyst, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operations Research Analyst, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operations Research Specialist (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operations Research/Systems Analysis (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Research and Engineering (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Special Duty Officer (Oceanography) (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Statistical Data Analyst (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Statistics Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Test and Evaluation (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Trained Operations Research/System Analysis (ORSA) (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Statistician, Applied
  • Statistician, Mathematical