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Career Options in Statistics

Today, a degree which covers statistics, mathematics and computing subjects can open doors to a wide range of careers. There is growing demand for well qualified statisticians. A degree in statistics will provide you with the professional skills needed for an interesting and challenging career.

Some types of work carried out by statisiticians are:

  • Design and analysis of clinical trials, screening of new drugs
  • Process control, product reliability and industrial experimentation
  • Studying causes, spread and effects of disease
  • Forecasting economic and market trends
  • Actuarial work assessing insurance risks
  • Market research surveys for consumer trends and preferences
  • Collecting and analysing data for government policy making
  • Consulting in agriculture, horticulture, ecology, forestry and industry
  • Teaching - secondary and tertiary
  • Development of flexible manufacturing and just in-time systems

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