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If I do post graduation in Statistics, what kind of jobs can I get both in India and abroad?

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Statistics is all about data analysis. Its objective is to draw a meaning and interpretation out of stacks of numerical data on facts and events. A statistician's job is to make these conclusions simple enough for the layman to understand. The job opportunities for statistician depends upon their area of specialization

The areas of specialization within the field of statistics are :-

Operations research- operations research is used to find out the optimum usage of resources to gain maximum output . Areas such as process engineering and management , industrial operation design etc use operation research.

Statistical quality control- this is the application of statistical methods in maintaining quality of products , products and services. They will statically find out for instance whether a batch of television sets is free of manufacturing defects.

Quantitative economics- Quantitative economics is the specialized application of theories in statistics in the analysis of economic trends, economic planning , financial analysis and related fields.

Applied statistics- applied statistics is the use of statistical analysis in various areas like engineering, agriculture, meteorology, social science research , marketing research etc.

As a statistician one will be working in close coordination with researchers in diffrent fields, business managers and even government officials during projects. Most of their work will be desk bound except if they are actively involved in data collection.

Mathematical Statistics- An aspirant in this field will be involved i mathematical research involving computations and derivations.

Statisticians can find employment :-

Indian Statistical Service- a service of the Government of India and other Government Departments like Ministry of Commerce, Directorate of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics etc

Economics , agriculture, medical and social research organization like National Council of Applied Economic Research, The center for Monitoring Indian Economy, Indian Council for Medical; Research, Indian Council for Agriculture Research etc,

Market research organizations

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