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What is the eligibility criteria to be a Statistician?

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RE: What is the eligibility criteria to be a Statistician?

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Statistics is all about data analysis. Its objective is to draw a meaning nad interpretation out of stacks of numerical data of facts and events. A statistician job is also to make these conclusions simple enough for the layman to understand After 12th with maths an aspirant can do Bachelor of Science with major in statisytics followed by masters of statistics/ operational research, quantitative economics or mathematical statistics.
Areas of Specializations:-

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. e.g one will statistically find our whether abatch of television sets is free of manufacturing defects.
Quantitative Eonomics- 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 , a person works in coordination with researchers in diffrent fields, business managers and even government officials during project.


Biostatisyics & Health Statistics- A person use his or her skills in health science research, finding out efficacy of a drug, cost benefit analysis of a method of treatments, analysis of rate of death for a particular disease.
Mathematical Statistics- As a mathematicial statistician , a perso is usually involved in mathematicial research involving computations and derivations.

After acquring the required qualification to be a statistician one can join Indian statistical services, Economic , agriculture, medical and social research organizations like national council of applied economic research, the centre for monitoring indian economiy, Indian council for medical research , indian council for agriculture research etc. Market research organizations like ORG- MARG, MODE, AC Nielson, Teaching etc.



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