Career In Statistics

In recent years, “Statistics” has came among the one of the best choices among students to choose as their career.

If you are also among one of them, then you are at the right place…. here we will explain you about career prospects in this field.

What is Statistics?

Statistics is a term which relates to the study of the analysis, collection, presentation and organization of numerical data. Statistics can interpret aggregates of data which are too large to be understood by ordinary observation”.

Professionals, who use statistics to design, collect and interpret data in different fields of industry called “Statisticians”.

Statistics include the field of marketing, economics, biology, public health, sports, medicines and many others. Statistics is a branch of Mathematics.

Statistics can be used in scientific research field such as economics, medicine, demography, psychology, advertising, etc.

career In statistics

It is useful to insurance companies, banker, labour unions, politicians, social workers, trade associations, chambers, etc.

You can find a career in statistics by doing activities like solving problems in a various fields & apply statistical & mathematical knowledge to social, economic problems.

Branches of Statistics:

Descriptive Statistics: It uses the data to provide description of the population in a summarize way through graphs, numerical calculations, tables, etc.

Inferential Statistics: It uses a random sample of data taken from a population to describe and make inferences about the population.

Courses & Eligibility

What are the courses in this field?

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There are many courses available in this field from diploma level to postgraduate level. In India, many top universities offer courses in statistics which you can opt to make your career. Some best courses are mentioned below:

Certificate & Diploma courses:

  • Certificate in Statistical Methods and Applications
  • Diploma Courses in Statistics

Bachelor Courses:

Master Courses:

  • Master of Arts in Statistics
  • Master in Statistics
  • Master of Science (Hons) in Statistics

Doctoral Courses:

  • Master of Philosophy in Statistics
  • PhD in Statistics

In these courses study, you will be taught about the basic concepts of logic, statistical reasoning, mathematics, evaluate data, analysis data & research methods.

Basic Eligibility: Students are eligible to apply for bachelor courses after 12th with Mathematics or Statistics as a compulsory subject. For admissions in master courses you should have a bachelor’s degree in statistics from any recognized university. Candidates seeking for admissions in doctoral courses must hold a masters degree like M.Stat, M.Sc in Statistics.

Skills Required:

  • Strong Foundation in Mathematical Statistics
  • Logical Thinking & Ability to Comprehend Key Facts
  • Ability to Interact with peoples from various fields to understand the problems
  • Strong Background in Statistical Computing
  • Ability to stay updated on recent literature & statistical software
  • Versatility in solving problems


Firstly, you should meet the eligibility criteria for the course. One of the premier institutions of India, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) offers admissions on the basis of an admission test named ISI exam. List of other entrance exams organized by different universities for admission in Statistics is mentioned below:

  • Aligarh Muslim University: Department of Statistics and Operations Research Entrance Exam (AMU 2021)
  • Indian Statistical Institute Entrance Exam (ISI 2021)
  • Delhi University 2021
  • University of Pune Entrance Exam
  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination (KIITEE 2021)

Top colleges which offer courses in this field are:

  • Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi
  • Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
  • Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkatta
  • Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
  • University of Delhi, New Delhi
  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya: School of Statistics, Indore
  • Aligarh Muslim University: Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Aligarh

Career & Jobs

What can you do with a Statistics Degree?

This career offers great job opportunities in India and also in abroad. The statisticians and their analytic skills are highly demanded in today’s job market.

You can use statistics in various fields such as business, industry, agriculture, government, private, computer science, scientific, health sciences & other disciplines.

After completing you study in statistics, you can also apply for the Civil Services, Indian Statistical Services & Indian Economic Services exams.

Those complete the degree, one can opt for finance, analytics, software development, actuarial science & many more options.

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Career Options in Commerce

With a degree in Statistics you can work in various fields such as Agriculture, Computer Science, Animal Population, Health Science, Census, automobile, pharmaceutical, computer software companies, etc.

Job Titles:

  • Statisticians
  • Business Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Professor
  • Risk Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Content Analyst
  • Statistic Trainer
  • Data Scientist
  • Consultant
  • Biostatistician
  • Econometrician

Job Areas:

  • Census
  • Ecological
  • Medical
  • Election
  • Crime
  • Education
  • Film
  • Cricket
  • Tourism


  • Deloitte Consulting
  • TCS Innovations Labs
  • Blue Ocean Marketing
  • BNP Paribas India
  • Neilson Company
  • Accenture
  • HP
  • GE Capital
  • HDFC
  • Cognizant
  • American Express
  • RBI
  • HSBC
  • Indian Market Research Bureau
  • Genpact

Duties of a Statistician:

  • Collecting and analysing the data.
  • To design experiments or surveys to collect the required data.
  • Applying statistical methods to solve practical problems in business, science and other fields.
  • Writing reports and articles of their analysis.
  • Presenting results to clients or authorities.


“A Statistician earns a very handsome salary package in India and abroad.”

In India, the average salary of a statistician can be expected between Rs. 2.5 to 3.5 lacs per year. After gaining the sufficient experience in this field you can earn more than Rs. 4.5 lacs per year.

In the United States, you can easily earn an average salary of $70 k annually. Candidates with good experience and master degree in this field can earn a awarding salary packages.

Books & Study Materials

Here we have listed the best books to study Statistics:

Statistics by Freedman, Pisani & Purves

Modern Applied Statistics with S by Venables & Ripley

Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences by Devore

The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction by Hastie, Tibshirani & Friedman

Bayesian Data Analysis by Gelman, Carlin

Probability and Statistics (4th Edition) by Morris H. DeGroot, Mark J. Schervish

All of Statistics: A Concise Course in Statistical Inference by Larry Wasserman

For any other queries regarding Career In Statistics, feel free to leave your queries below.

Displaying 93 Comments
  1. Janvi says:

    Hello sir , I am doing third year of after completing msc what should I do next ? Or can I start side work after bsc with doing master ? So please can you suggest what type of work can I do ?

  2. Jaya Mahanthi says:

    I wanna know that what are the Carrer opportunities does the statistical field have (in specific government jobs )..after bachelor degree in statistics and after masters degree in statistics…

  3. Swati r m says:

    Suppose in 12th class our percentage is less,then after completion of our degree we will get good job or not

  4. Venkatesh. L says:

    dear sir .I completed bsc.statistics.i want to write assistant statistics officer exam. For that how can I prepare and which topics are involved in these aso exam.
    These aso exams will conduct every year or not?

  5. Diksha Gupta says:

    i am pursuing BSc Statistics and i want to know what type of internships i can start from now and which kind of exams should i give to gain more knowledge.

  6. Divya S says:

    I’ve completed bachelor degree in statistics..I am just waitin for my results..I’ve applied for msc statistics in various campus..but actually I am confused that what to do next? and I am not aware of various fields in statistics

  7. anuradha says:

    I am a MPC student completed my 12th in a CBSE school.Now I want to study BSc stat in either andhra or telengana.I do want to know are there any colleges which can accept me through my Board examination results[92%]? please help me

  8. Kaviya Raju says:

    I am a pure science student in 12.whether I am able to pursue my higher education in statistics

  9. Divya R says:

    I’m completed now m. Sc., statistics. Then I want to do some additional course I don’t have no idea.suggest some course for me. that course also eligible to go abroad for work

  10. Monika Sanjay Yeole says:

    I am student of 2nd year bsc…Now I have to choose special subject. I like Mathematics more than Statistics.But everyone says today there is more scope to statistics. I am so confused. Please give me suggestions what I have to do?

  11. Priyanka says:

    I complete mec in inter and bsc(statistics) in degree. Now iam confused that what higher studies will i take?. What job does I get?

  12. Spandana swaero... says:

    Mam,I’m spandana.after degree i want job in statistics field….which is easy way to get job give me suggestions to achieve my success.

  13. Naveena says:

    Mam iam studying bsc stat after bsc , I have to work in which is u suggest to me select a job

  14. Shrestha says:

    Im doing my bcom(H) with business statistics as a paper in second semester can I pursue msters in statistics?

  15. gitanjali gavhane says:

    mam if i got less marks in entrance & also got less percent then what i should did?

  16. Vandana p says:

    My daughter was passed BA with Math, stt, eco on 2019 she is also learned data analytics i.e.phython, machine learning, sql etc
    She was done internship
    Please Suggest companies where analyst/statistical working are doing

  17. sajeeth says:

    Hi Sir,
    I have completed MSc Statistics and Worked as a Lecturer in Kerala. After My Marriage. I Need to continue my teaching Professsion in Coimbatore. do we have opportunity in Coimbatore..

  18. Anupriya kumari says:

    And I also wanna know the about the jobs opportunities offered by statistics in abroad…

  19. Anupriya kumari says:

    Sir/mam I am doing from statistics and I want to do from stats as well as I also want to give the Indian statistical institute entrance exam plz tell me how should I prepare for best results….

  20. Vanitha says:

    Which book is best to m.stat in ISI entrance exams. & What is the syllabus for ISI in m.stat.
    Please mention the author of the book.
    Please reply fast
    Thank you

  21. Atuah Samuel Atule says:

    Please sir, I want to know if there are any scholarships to India to study masters and PhDs in statistics after first degree and if there is any what are the requirements? Thank you.

  22. Stephen says:

    Sir/mam…I have completed master of arts in economics. I want to do statistics how can I do that…I want to become a statistician

  23. SANGH PRIYA gautam says:

    Sir how to make a good career in statistics department when u have already completed ur statistics

  24. Bharathi says:

    I am studying B sc Mathematics.. May i study Msc Statistics.. If yes.. Tell me about the job opportunities

  25. AKSHITA says:

    how should I start preparing so that within 6 months I can achieve my goal

  26. AKSHITA says:

    I’m not very good at my subject but I want to be the best so I want to know how should I start from the beginning as my basics are not clear and this is my final chance as I’m in my final year of post graduation

  27. Ajay yadav says:

    Sir me msc statistic ka 1 sem student ho or is filled me nya aya hu mje bahut dhara lag rha he ki agi job meli gi ki nhi

  28. Tilak datta says:

    Sir I want to know jobs offered in abroad for statistics and their recruitment

  29. Handge sahebrao baburao says:

    Colleges of deta scientist in nashik

  30. Bhavya says:

    Can we pursue MBA after bsc statistics ??

  31. SIddhi Pawar says:

    I am studying BSC in statistcs I want to know about career in defence for those who completed bsc in statistcs.

  32. Ashish says:

    I am a student of statistics and I eligible for that job which eligibility is msc in statistics.

  33. Supraja says:

    Respected sir I studying BSc. Statistics after a one year I completed my study so I can now which job is best for my subject

  34. Kavya Krishnan says:

    Dear Sir, I have completed M.Sc in Statistics from Cochin University of Science and Technology. I want to do diploma course in Data Science. Please suggest me some best institutions.

  35. Rupendar Reddy says:

    Sir now iam studying BSC(hons) after completion of BSC i want to study MSC statistics suggest about feature sir

  36. dnyanesh baviskar says:

    Hi sir i am a PCB group student so am I eligible to apply for BSC statistics or not? After 12th standard?

  37. tushar shinde says:

    sir, how much salary after bsc in statistics

  38. Your Name...navateja says:

    I completed my bachelors in engineering and want to pursue Masters in Statistics.Please suggest me with any university for distance education.

  39. VEDA PANI says:

    i want to take up statistics…. can i know the further career options and a list of jobs provided for statistics … i even want to know the best colleges for statistics in hyderabad

  40. Your Name... Krishna Gupta says:

    I pursuing BSc (in statistics,mathematics and physics) so I want to know what are the carrier options(in statistics) available for me

    Pls provide list of recruiters

  41. Varsha says:

    Sir .
    After completing bsc in mathematics from du and msc in statistics.
    Am I eligible to apply for net exam ???

  42. shoba says:

    I have done bsc statistics and have 6 year exp in general Insurance.. Now got a career break for 5 year to take care of my baby and would like to start my career again.
    So please advise me what course to take.

  43. G sashi says:

    Sir,I am a bsc(mscs) student……I am confusion in choosing of pg courses….I have big interest in stats….Is it good for taking stats in pg? And tell
    Which book is useful for preparing entrance exam. Plz tell me…..

  44. Mallikarjuna Reddy Mula says:

    I have very much interested in statistics. I completed BSC(statistics) as well as MBA. But I am confusing how to move on in the future. Please advise.

  45. ch teja prathap says:

    what is the scope after bsc statistics.
    plz guide us

  46. Praveenkumar says:

    actually i m looking for career opportunities after graduation in field of statitics i have completed graduation (BSC (MSTCS)) so could uhh pls tell me what are the best courses after

  47. shivraj kumawat says:

    sir, I am a student of agriculture 2nd year
    please tell me about scope of statistics in agriculture.

  48. Sumit says:

    Sir can bsc(hons.) in statistics help me to be a successful businessman?

  49. kalyani challa says:

    Is bsc statastics good for getting into civils(IAS)

  50. Suri Suresh says:

    Which University is best after BSC.statistics?
    Help me plz

  51. Peser says:

    Is this useful to study statistics honors from any university?

  52. ayushi mishra says:

    actually i m looking for career opportunities after graduation in field of statitics i have completed graduation (bcom) so could uhh pls tell me what are the best courses after graduation in the field of statitics??

  53. Tatini das says:

    What career options do I have after bsc in statistics? What else than MSc in statistics

  54. Shubhadeep Sahu says:

    Please inform me about the number of seats in different job areas after completing graduation or master degree in statistics.

  55. Astha nigam says:

    Respected sir

    What is the scope of statistics after bsc with statistics.

  56. Hair Gopal Dasondhi says:

    I want about the job after Bsc statistics.

  57. Aishwarya says:

    Dear sir,
    I have completed my 12th class and i have opted my bachelor degree as statstics and i want know whether statstics is useful for getting a job bank and insurence

  58. Mahima says:

    Sir maine kiya h statastics me m kha job kru.

  59. Ganesh hire says:

    I am just pass out the 12th .and I wish to career in statistics ahead. Can after bachelors degree there is an opportunity for me to study in abroad.

  60. Kunal says:

    I am in 11th science
    I want guidance about my further education in statistics after 12th so that I can set up my goal

  61. Vishwajeet Kumar says:

    I have done and in statistics and now want to which MBA stream is good for me for future growth.

  62. D Kumar says:

    Done and PhD in Biostatistics from university of Southampton
    How much salary expected inIndia academic and research in iiph/ phfi gurgao delhi

  63. Kushaal says:

    Does mathamatics is compulsory (basics and fundamentals)to study statistics in deep or to do data analyst courses?

  64. Patel Amar Babulal says:

    Dear Sir, what are the works of the Statistics inthe any are the post of the statistics in company.what can use the statistics in the share market .and other fields.

    • Mohit Negi says:

      yes, stats is used in all fields in the research & analysis of data, a person can find employment in:
      Internet companies built on data like Google, Facebook
      Startups seeking to build data-oriented products and services
      Established traditional companies with extensive customer data
      Government and quasi-government organizations with a public “open-data” mission.

  65. Shwetha.k says:

    Can I do masters in statistics after Bcom with basic knowledge about statistics

  66. Pallavi vannali says:

    Good jobs after degree(statistics)

  67. Your Name...pooja kumari says:

    Govt. Job is available or not after statistics hons??

  68. Manasi Nilangikar says:

    i want to know that while msc admission in statistics do they consider bsc aggregate or they consider entrance xam mks of msc

  69. Manasi Nilangikar says:

    i am in bsc 2nd yr. i will do bsc hons in stat next year in solapur university. i want to do msc in pune. please suggest some good colleges in pune. want to know whertger while msc they com

    • Shreyas says:

      In pune Savitribai phule pune University is the university for Master degree qualification.

      • Harshi says:

        I am pursuing my bachelor’s degree in mathematics with stat as an allied subject.Am I eligible to pursue master’s degree in statistics.

  70. himanshu Kumar Jaiswal says:


  71. Sankha Subhra Saha says:

    What is the exam pattern of isi entrance examination for b.stat and b.math.

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