Statistics Career Profiles


The biomathematics field is the intersection of biology, mathematics, statistics, and computer science. They use mathematical tools to help understand complex, nonlinear mechanisms in biology. They also use analytical tools to understand data-rich information sets.


Demographers study human population dynamics. They study the size structure, and distribution of populations, and how populations changer over time due to births, deaths, migration, and aging. They analyze the relationships between economic, social, cultural, and biological processes influencing the population.


Psychometricians develop, administer, and score tests and exams. They use mathematical techniques to evaluate the large sets of data from tests. They use techniques such as factor analysis, multidimensional scaling, and data clustering. School districts and test publishers often employ psychometricians.

Quality Control Analyst

Quality control analysts conduct tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate their quality and performance. They develop systems to ensure products or services are designed and produced to meet or exceed customer requirements. Keeping the probability of an unexpected failure to a minimum is the main responsibility of the quality control analyst.


Statisticians work with the theoretical and applied statistics in the private and public sectors. The core of their work is to measure, interpret, and describe the world. It is common to combine statistical knowledge with expertise in other subjects. Statisticians apply their knowledge to production, research, finances, medicine, insurance, and government. They often are employed to support managerial decisions. Typical work might involve developing a model and sampling plans, analyzing survey results, or contributing to agricultural or econometric forecasts.

Specialized statisticians include biostatisticians and econometricians.