What are personal & professional skills required to be a Statistician?

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RE: What are personal & professional skills required to be a Statistician?

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
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Founder And Director At Canvas Career
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Hello Dear Aspirant,
Welcome to CareerGuide smile
Thanks for approaching us with your query.
I hope you have been doing well.

Statistics is a field that deals with numbers. The person from statistics background translates the Number into knowledge. Its one of the demanding career and many students think of making a career in this field. With statistics one can either make an career in public sector or Private sector. the working areas for statistics could be - Finance,IT,Medical,Pharmacy,Sports etc.
There are many public agencies like Indian Statistical Services who hire the professionals while the Private sector companies like HP,TCS etc hires the Statisticians and there are also scope to work with foreign organisations in the field of Statistics.

But before giving a thought to make a career in this field one must also know what skills and attributes are needed in order to have a Great career in this field.And i am glad that you have been thinking to introspect on this side before getting into this career.

Here are skills that one requires-
Professional Skills-
1.Good IT skills
2.Good Communication and Presentation Skills
3.Numerical Skills
4.Analytical Skills
5.Leadership Skills
6.Good Interpersonal Skills
7.Self Confidence
8.Time Management
9.Subject matter knowledge of the area of application.
10.To solve the Complex problems
11.Analysing Trends
12.Designing and implementing data gathering/management computer systems and software
13.Supervising junior statistical staff
14.Using statistics to make forecasts and to provide projected figures
15.Presenting information in a variety of formats
16.Conveying complex information to people who may not be specialists
17.Liaising with colleagues
18.Attending meetings

These are some of the Skills that everyone must possess and practice in order to have a successful and great career in statistics.

I hope you find this information useful and helpful.

Feel free to get in touch again.

Wish you Good Luck.

Thank you

Warm Reagrds,
Prathamesh K.

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