Career in Statistician - options and opportunities

Career in Statistician - options and opportunities- Introduction, options, opportunities, courses, institutes, exams etc.
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  • RE: Career in Statistician - options and opportunities -Rajani Sharma (11/28/11)
  • Introduction

    Statistics is the science of collection, compilation, organization ,analysis and presentation of numerical data. Statisticians are the professionals who collects, verify and interpret data and use it to sove problems in a variety of fields. Different areas of statistics are census statistics, ecological statistics, crim statistics, medical statistics, market statistics, population statistics, election statistics, tourism statistics etc. This field require an analytical brain and comprehending ability to interpret numberical data and give an explaination to the general public in simple words. Various methods like surveys, questionnaires are used to study real life problems.

    Performance and growth of industry in India

    In today’s world every country has its own statistical agencies. Department of Statistics in the Ministry of Planning and Programme implemantation is the apex body of the official system in India. There is a huge demand of statisticians in the country.

    Options and Opportunities

    A qualified statisticial can find various job opportunities in private, public sector, financial institutions and major corporates. They can also apply for the Indian Statistical Services, Civil Services and Indian Economic Services exams. They can work as statistical researcher, consultant, econometrician, biostatistician, research analyst, medical statistician, epidemiologist etc. The other fields in which statisticians work are Government operation, surveys, business, scientific research, planning commission, Institute of applied manpower research, banks and public sector undertaking etc.

    Courses Available

    - B.Sc. (Hons.) Statistics
    - B.Sc. Applied Statistics
    - B.Sc. Statistics
    - Bachelor of Statistics (B.Stat)
    - M.Phil. Statistics
    - M.Sc. Applied Statistics
    - M.Sc. Biostatistics
    - M.Sc. Statistics
    - Master of Statistics (M.Stat)
    - Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics
    - Post Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics
    - Post Graduate Diploma in Statistics
    - Certificate Course in Financial Statistics
    - Diploma in Statistics
    - Ph.D. Statistics

    Qualification required

    Basic qualification required to join the postgraduate level is a bachelors degree in the relevant field.

    Some good institutes

    - Ram Lal Anand College, New Delhi (Delhi)
    - Fergusson College, Pune (Maharashtra)
    - Madras Christian College, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
    - Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar (Gujarat)
    - University of Madras, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
    - Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore (Karnataka)
    - Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (West Bengal)
    - Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi (Delhi)

    Entrance exams

    - Agra University Entrance Exam
    - Aligarh Muslim University: Department of Statistics and Operations Research Entrance Exam
    - Andhra University Entrance Exam
    - Annamalai University Entrance Exam
    - Banaras Hindu University Entrance Exam
    - Banasthali Vidyapith Entrance Exam
    - Bangalore University Entrance Exam
    - Bhartiya Vidyapeeth Entrance Exam
    - Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya: School of Statistics Entrance Exam
    - Dr. BR Ambedkar Marathwada University Entrance Exam
    - Gandhigram Rural Institute University Entrance Exam
    - Indian Institute of Technology, Joint Entrance Exam (IIT EE)
    - Indian Statistical Institute Entrance Exam
    - Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination (KIITEE)
    - Kurukshetra University Entrance Exam
    - Madurai Kamraj University Entrance Exam
    - Maharishi Dayanand University Entrance Exam
    - Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and Higher Studies (NMIMS) Entrance Exam
    - Osmania University Entrance Exam
    - Pondicherry University Entrance Exam
    - Sardar Patel University Entrance Exam
    - University of Delhi Entrance Exam
    - University of Hyderabad PhD Statistics Entrance Exam