Statistics

Statistics

Definition

 

The practice or science of collecting and analysing numerical data in large quantities, especially for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a representative sample.

 

 

Career description

Statisticians do the following tasks:

 

  • Consult with clients and agreeing what data to collect and how it should be gathered – taking into account any ethical and legislative considerations
  • Design experiments, trials or surveys to produce the required data
  • Collect and analysing the data
  • Interpret the data and making sure that the right decisions are made based on the results
  • Monitor data collected throughout its shelf-life

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/statistician

Jobs directly related to the degree

  • Statistician
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Analyst

 

 

Websites

 

http://www.amstat.org/asa/your-career/home.aspx

https://www.statslife.org.uk/careers

http://www.sas.com/en_za/home.html

http://www.statssa.gov.za/

http://www.sastat.org.za/

http://www.iccssa.co.za/

 

People/Companies to know

Andrey Markov, Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher

 

Bursary Opportunities

 

Nedbank, FNB, ABSA, Stats SA, Study Trust