Educational Qualification and eligibility to be a statistician
I have just passed my XII from DPS with 90% in commerce. Am I eligible to work as a statistician in a company right now, if not, then what is the minimum educational requirement?
You have scored pretty well in your XII but it will not get you a job straight away, it will definitely help you in getting a good course in your graduation. The minimum educational qualification required in this field is a bachelor’s degree with a major in statistics or mathematics. It’s recommended that you go for a master’s degree or Ph.D. which will get you higher-level positions. There are some jobs that require a bachelor’s degree with a major in related field such as economics or natural science and a minor in statistics. To gain an advantage while seeking employment you should mix your statistical skills with knowledge in other subjects such as economics, operational research, computer science, business administration. In industrial research field you are required to have a master’s degree and several years of experience if you want to do well in this field. You need to be trained in a high level of specialised training in order to be well placed in the industry.
You can choose to do your graduation from DU which is offering courses in B.Sc. and M.Sc. Statistics. But there are many universities across India that are offering courses in B.Sc. and M.Sc. Statistics. The normal time required to finish a normal undergraduate programme is three years and that of post graduate course is of two years.