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(SOC Code : 15-2041)
in California

Engage in the development of mathematical theory or apply statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields, such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, economic statistics, or other fields. Include mathematical statisticians.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20241st Qtr$68.01$49.19$65.88$0.00

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeTotal Job Openings
California 2020 - 20303,3004,8001,50045.54,310

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Scientific Research and Developm12,89217.4%
Insurance Carriers88516.0%
Private Colleges, Universities, an1,51912.9%
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manu67610.3%
Management of Companies and Enterpri5,3545.8%
Management, Scientific, and Tech34,6774.2%
General Medical and Surgical Hos1,4773.3%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Applied Mathematics, General
Business Statistics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Identify relationships and trends in data, as well as any factors that could affect the results of research.
Report results of statistical analyses, including information in the form of graphs, charts, and tables.
Analyze and interpret statistical data to identify significant differences in relationships among sources of information.
Adapt statistical methods to solve specific problems in many fields, such as economics, biology, and engineering.
Develop software applications or programming to use for statistical modeling and graphic analysis.
Develop and test experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods.
Prepare data for processing by organizing information, checking for any inaccuracies, and adjusting and weighting the raw data.
Plan data collection methods for specific projects and determine the types and sizes of sample groups to be used.
Process large amounts of data for statistical modeling and graphic analysis, using computers.
Evaluate the statistical methods and procedures used to obtain data to ensure validity, applicability, efficiency, and accuracy.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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Alternate Titles
Actuaries; Analytical Statisticians; Applied Statisticians; Clinical Data Analysts; Clinical Statistics Managers; Database Analysts; Financial Analysts; Research Analysts; Research Associates; and Statistical Analysts
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