Statistician Kaitatau

Statisticians design studies and surveys, and collect, analyse, interpret and present numerical information to assist in decision-making.

Statisticians may do some or all of the following:

  • design methods of collecting data such as studies, surveys, experiments and questionnaires
  • use statistical techniques and models to forecast results, trends and needs
  • identify data trends, and the differences and relationships between different sets of data
  • use computer software to make graphs, tables and charts of data
  • check data is accurate, write reports and present findings to clients
  • provide data to help policymakers.

Useful Experience

Useful experience includes:

  • any work using maths and statistics
  • experience writing coding languages
  • work with market research companies
  • work with surveys, polls and data analysis.

Personal Qualities

Statisticians need to be:

  • logical and methodical
  • accurate, with an eye for detail
  • able to focus on client needs
  • skilled at writing and communicating complex data to clients
  • motivated and able to work to deadlines
  • able to work in multi-disciplinary groups
  • good at decision making and problem solving.

Useful Experience

Useful experience includes:

  • any work using maths and statistics
  • experience writing coding languages
  • work with market research companies
  • work with surveys, polls and data analysis.

Subject Recommendations

NCEA Level 3 is required to enter tertiary training. Useful subjects include economics and maths.

Statisticians can earn around $55K-$65K per year per year.

Statisticians may move into management roles.

Statisticians may specialise in areas such as agriculture, conservation, economics or health research.

Statistician

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