We surveyed 659 statisticians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical statistician. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a statistician?

Low

High

Working as a statistician typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that statisticians are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a statistician?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a statistician typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a statistician?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a statistician. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for statisticians.

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Do statisticians work full-time or part-time?

77% of statisticians work in full-time roles while 23% work part-time.

Is being a statistician stressful?

Low

High

Statisticians tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a statistician?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a statistician.

How competitive is the workplace for statisticians?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for statisticians.

Does being a statistician require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for statisticians.

Are statisticians allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Statisticians rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do statisticians have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally statisticians will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a statistician physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a statisticians is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Are statisticians exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Statisticians tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a statistician require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a statistician.

Does being a good statistician require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a statistician.