What is statistics?

Statistics is the practice or science of collecting and analysing numerical data.


  • Statistician
  • Data Analyst
  • Operational Research Analyst
  • Health Outcomes Statistician

What skills do you need to work in statistics?

  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate in technical and non-technical terminology

Typical work activities

  • Finding suitable data
  • Sample design
  • Monitoring response rates
  • Data validation
  • Statistical analysis

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