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

Admission

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 2019)
  • Indian Statistical Institute Entrance Exam (ISI 2019)
  • Delhi University 2019
  • University of Pune Entrance Exam
  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination (KIITEE 2019)

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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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

Recruiters:

  • 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.

Salary

“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

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  1. 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.

  2. ch teja prathap says:

    what is the scope after bsc statistics.
    plz guide us

  3. 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

  4. shivraj kumawat says:

    sir, I am a student of b.sc(hons) agriculture 2nd year
    please tell me about scope of statistics in agriculture.

  5. Sumit says:

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

  6. kalyani challa says:

    Is bsc statastics good for getting into civils(IAS)

  7. Suri Suresh says:

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

  8. Peser says:

    Is this useful to study statistics honors from any university?

  9. 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??

  10. Tatini das says:

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

  11. Shubhadeep Sahu says:

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

  12. Astha nigam says:

    Respected sir

    What is the scope of statistics after bsc with statistics.

  13. Hair Gopal Dasondhi says:

    I want about the job after Bsc statistics.

  14. 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

  15. Mahima says:

    Sir maine m.sc kiya h statastics me m kha job kru.

  16. 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.
    Thanks

  17. 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

  18. Vishwajeet Kumar says:

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

  19. D Kumar says:

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

  20. Kushaal says:

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

  21. Patel Amar Babulal says:

    Dear Sir, what are the works of the B.sc Statistics inthe any pvt.ltd.company.what 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.

  22. Shwetha.k says:

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

  23. Pallavi vannali says:

    Good jobs after degree(statistics)

  24. Your Name...pooja kumari says:

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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. himanshu Kumar Jaiswal says:

    ???..

  28. Sankha Subhra Saha says:

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

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