DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
Occupational 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 bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians. Excludes “Survey Researchers” (19-3022).
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|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers||80||$22.41/hr||N/A|
|Operations Research Analysts||20||$36.46/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Statisticians
- Applies statistical methodology to provide information for scientific research and statistical analysis.
- Plans methods to collect information and develops questionnaire techniques according to survey design.
- Conducts surveys utilizing sampling techniques or complete enumeration bases.
- Develops and tests experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods, and prepares recommendations concerning their use.
- Analyzes and interprets statistics to identify significant differences in relationships among sources of information.
- Describes sources of information, and limitations on reliability and usability.
- Presents numerical information by computer readouts, graphs, charts, tables, written reports or other methods.
- Examines theories, such as those of probability and inference, to discover mathematical bases for new or improved methods of obtaining and evaluating numerical data.
- Develops statistical methodology.
- Evaluates reliability of source information, adjusts and weighs raw data, and organizes results into form compatible with analysis by computers or other methods.
- Investigates, evaluates, and reports on applicability, efficiency, and accuracy of statistical methods used to obtain and evaluate data.