[td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”SUMMARY” header_color=”#e88f1b” separator=”” tdc_css=””]Statistics is a field concerned with the collection, analysis, interpretation and presention of numerical data. Statisticians use data to solve problems for different organisations. A student who pursues statistics learns about both pure statistics like probability theory, statistical methodology, stochastic processes, statistical inference, operational research, bio statistics, etc., and also the application of these statistical concepts. Statisticians are uniquely qualified to help both the public and private in order to prepare, organize and analyse their respective data.[/td_block_text_with_title][td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”WHAT ALL CAN I DO?” header_color=”#e88f1b”][/td_block_text_with_title]

Private Sector

In the private sector a statistician can become part of large multi-national companies. Banks and insurance companies need statisticans who have the knowledge of blending both maths and stats to create different financial models /products (eg. loans, investments etc.). Statisticians are also hired for varied roles, such as project development, reserch operations, commercial surveys and numerical analysis in share markets, stock markets etc.

Public Sector

Government organizations actively hire statisticians for various functions, such as assessing population demographics and characteristics, economic measurements and policy formulation. These organizations mostly include statistical and economic bureaus, and those related to socio-economic research. Other than this, banks, environmental, scientific and agricultural agencies also employ statisticians for similar type of work in their respective fields.

Healthcare Sector

Statisticians also known as biostatisticians/biometricians are employed in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies or public health agencies. Their work includes designing studies to test whether drugs successfully treat diseases or conditions. They may also assist hospitals or public health agencies in identifying the origins of outbreaks of illnesses in humans and animals.


A prime avenue for statistics graduates is the education sector. They can work as full-time or guest lecturers at universities and colleges. They may also teach in schools to higher secondary class students.


A large number of mathematicians end up in research roles. The indispensability of mathematics demands the employment of mathematicians in various research organizations to solve complex problems. They are even engaged by aeronautical research agencies such as Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and National Aeronautic Limited (NAL).

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Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
Path 1
Clear Class XII in Any Stream with Maths Pursue B.A./B.Sc in Statistics/ B.Stats/ Applied Statistics for 3-4 years Pursue M. A./ M.Sc in Statistics /MStats for 2 years Pursue Ph.D for 3-5 years
Path 2
Clear Class XII in Science with Maths Pursue Integrated Program in M.Sc. Statistics for 5 years Pursue Ph.D for 3-5 years

Important Facts

  • Maths is a compulsory subject in Class 12th
  • Some universities demand minimum 55% criteria in PCM in class 12th along with good rank in their respective entrance exams.

[/td_block_text_with_title][td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”WORK DESCRIPTION” header_color=”#dd3333″ separator=”” tdc_css=””]Statistician’s job is to plan and conduct the trials and inspections, and deal with the first collection of data. They operate and examine the data in various situations, finding patterns to help draw conclusions.
Typical work activities include

  • Discussing with clients and agreeing what and how to gather data, considering any legal and moral parameters
  • Designing experiments, inspections to develop the needed data
  • Gathering and examining the data collated
  • Apply statistical tools and techniques to solve business problems
  • Analyzing and compiling data and ensuring that the correct conclusions are drawn based on the outcomes
  • Presenting results to senior members/ clients
  • Recommending policy-makers on important decisions based on results drawn


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