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Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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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 also to make these conclusions simple enough for the layman to understand. To make a career in statistics one needs to be a post graduate in statistics followed by PhD. There are various areas of specializations within the field of statistics.
Operations 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 operations research.
Statistical Quality Control- this is the application of statistical methods in maintaining quality of products, processes and services
. You will 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. As a statistician they will be working in close coordination with researchers in diffrent fields, business managers and even government officials during projects. Most of your work will be desk bound except if they are actively involved in data collection.
Bio Statistics & Health Statistics- They will use their skills in health science research, finding out efficacy of a drug, cost benefit analysis of a method of treatment , analysis of rate of death for a particular disease etc.
Mathematical Statistics- They will be involved in mathematical research involving computations and derivation.
Statistics has a wide range of applications , business management, biotechnology , agriculture, economics , education , sociology , medical science, pharmaceutical sciences, market research , meteorology , public services, Government policy making are a few examples of fields that require statisticians.

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