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If I want to become a researcher after a degree in Statistics, what are the options I have?

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RE: If I want to become a researcher after a degree in Statistics, what are the options I have?

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To become a researcher , an aspirant needs to have minimum post graduation in statistics preferably followed by PhD. there are various specializations and options for a researcher such as-
OPERATION RESEARCH- operation 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 , processes and services. an aspirant involved in this area statistically 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 of 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.
BIO STATICS & HEALTH STATISTICS- In this field the statistician applies his skills in health science research, finding out efficacy of a drug, cost benefit analysis of a method of a treatment and analysis of rate of death for a particular disease etc.
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS- they will be involved in mathematical research involving computations and derivation.

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