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Statistician

Statistician Jonah Smith

Job DescriptionThe statisticians jobs is to collect information using surveys, experiments, questionnaires or any thing else they can think of. They then check their information is correct and guess results, patterns and what something needs by turning their gathered information into graphs, tables, charts, etc using statistics. They also find relationships between two sets of information to see if they are similar. Then with their information, they present it to thier clients to tell them what they need to not go bankrupt, or if they can afford something. Statisticians usually work in offices, where they have regular working hours, except if they want to, which means they can work as long as they like. Sometimes they work while presenting thier information to their clients in their work area. Statisticians need to be able to interpret data, which is usually on computers. They also need to updated with the software they are using to get the newest technology. There are also more responsibilies for specific statistician jobs such as a team leader, where they need to tell the others what to do. That is the only form of a corporate ladder with statistians, excluding employers.

Job ChancesJob chances for statistians overall are pretty average. But that is because the chances for experienced statisticians and chances for inexperienced statisticians are quite different.

Chances for ExperiencedThe chances of getting a job is very good for the experienced mathematicians and statistians. This is because there is not very many experienced people to replace the experienced statisticians when they retire. Some particular jobs, for instance fish modeller, are decreasing and the New Zealand government is encouraging people to become one. So if you apply for a job like that, you will almost certainly get it.

Chances for InexperiencedThe chances of getting a job when you are inexperienced are hard to get. You could get in if there is not much in the area you specialise in though. If lots of people are in the area you specialize in, and you are inexperienced in it, there is not a very good chance you will get it becuase most people who get a job stay there for a long time.

How to Enter the JobTo enter the job, you will need to have a Bachelor of Science in maths or statistics. You will have a better chance of getting the job if you have postgraduate degree (a high degree) or if you have lots of recognitions in those two areas. You also need to have good marks in calculus and statistics. To get your degree, it usually takes three years.

Job VacanciesIn New Zealand there are currently not very many free spots, as people who get jobs generally stay there for a long time. There are currently 187 job vacancies available in New Zealand, 70 of which are in Auckland and 79 are in Wellington. Thsi is because most statisticians work for the government and in important business's, which are usually based in Auckland and Wellington. There is only one job available in Dunedin, the Systems and Information Teams Leader.

Personal RequirementsEmployers usually look for certain qualities in their employers like being logical, accurate focused, good at writing, motivated, good at planning, organising, decision making and problem solving. You usually need those values to get noticed by your employer.

Pay ScaleThe pay for statisticians who have had 1-5 years experience usually get $45,000-65,000 annually, $3750-5417 monthly, $863-1247 weekly and $123-178 daily.The pay scale for statistians who have had more than five years experience, or are really good at their job, is $65,000-100,000 annually, which is $5417-8333 monthly, which is $1247-1918 weekly, which is $178-274 daily.

Job Types and PathwaysThere are so many diffirent job types of statistians that I am not going to write them all but some include actuary, forensic statistician, enviromental statistician, goverment statistician, medical statistician, market research statistician, sports statistician and statistical consultant. Some of the other optional jobs that you could probably choose if you don't like it are a teacher, or a university lecturer.

Day in the LifeThe daily routine will vary most days for statisticians and will vary depending on the specific type of statistician you are. This is the daily routine for a usual worker on a usual day. These hours will vary depending on what specific job you have. Around about 7:30 amWake up, have a shower, get dressed in your usual clothes (no suit unless there is a reason), get your stuff (usually papers and laptop/computer), and drive to your office if it is not in your house. Around about 8:30 amCollect all the information from your clients (people you work with). Then sort it into graphs, charts, etc and get them ready for presentation. You also get calls or get told to help some other people.Around about 3:00 pmGo to where your clients are (if they don't come to you) and present the data to them you prepared. Then advise them on what to do using the statistics.Around about 6:00 pmFinish advising them and drive home and relax until 7:30 am the next day.

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In 2010, there were 757 statisticians in NZ. In 2011, there was 722, in 2012 there was 799 and there are over 800 now. This is good news for statisticians because that means that the employers are employing more statisticians each year.

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