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15-2041 Statisticians

Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians. Excludes “Survey Researchers” (19-3022).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 80069$44.97/hr$30.34/hr$31.69/hr$40.27/hr$51.40/hr$65.79/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial Activities200$40.42/hr
Professional and Business Services330$40.35/hr
Education and Health Services60$40.80/hr
Public Administration210$34.13/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/A$37.30/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$48.33/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$40.80/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$39.51/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 800$40.27/hr33.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 800$40.30/hrN/A
Minnesota 860$40.24/hr33.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 830$83,521.52/yr2.7%
Data Scientists 1,320$51.53/hrN/A
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other N/AN/AN/A
Mathematicians N/AN/AN/A
Social Science Research Assistants 170$19.31/hrN/A
Statistical Assistants 50$31.17/hr2.6%
Biological Scientists, All Other 460$43.80/hr6.9%
Operations Research Analysts 2,230$40.83/hr24.3%

  • Prepare data for processing by organizing information, checking for inaccuracies, and adjusting and weighting the raw data.
  • Review clinical or other medical research protocols and recommend appropriate statistical analyses.
  • Provide biostatistical consultation to clients or colleagues.
  • Report results of statistical analyses, including information in the form of graphs, charts, and tables.
  • Identify relationships and trends in data, as well as any factors that could affect the results of research.
  • Assign work to biostatistical assistants or programmers.
  • Draw conclusions or make predictions, based on data summaries or statistical analyses.
  • Write program code to analyze data with statistical analysis software.
  • Read current literature, attend meetings or conferences, and talk with colleagues to keep abreast of methodological or conceptual developments in fields such as biostatistics, pharmacology, life sciences, and social sciences.
  • Analyze and interpret statistical data to identify significant differences in relationships among sources of information.