Day in the Life
usually work regular hours in comfortable offices. Some statisticians
travel to provide advice on research projects, supervise and set up
surveys, or gather statistical data. Although e-mail and
teleconferencing make it easier for statisticians to work with clients
in different areas, there still are situations that require the
statistician to be present, such as during meetings or while gathering
data. Some in this occupation may have
duties that vary widely, such as designing experiments or performing
fieldwork in various communities. Statisticians who work in academia
generally have a mix of teaching and research responsibilities.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.