Variability is everywhere! Statistics provides the tools to identify and interpret patterns in data in the presence of randomness. Statistical methods identify which apparent patterns are the result of an underlying relationship and which are just the result of chance.
- Use data to solve social, economic and scientific problems
- Apply mathematical and statistical knowledge
- Use computers to analyse and graphically represent data
- Work individually and/or as part of an interdisciplinary team
- Advance the frontiers of statistics, mathematics, and computer science to develop new methods of analysing and representing data.
If any of these interest you, then you should consider studying statistics.
Statistical careers are many and varied because statistical methods are so widely applicable. Any problem involving the collection, analysis, and presentation of data can benefit from a statistical approach. However, these general statistical skills may be applied to a huge variety of specific subject areas such as:
- Environmental science
- Public health
- Sports, and many others.
Statistical techniques are used to help make economic, social, political and military decisions as well as advance scientific research.
Statistics graduates are in high demand in Australia and internationally although employers may not advertise directly for a statistician.
Statistics graduate may be suited for jobs such as:
- Data analyst
- Quantitative analyst
- Market analyst
- Risk analyst
- Business analyst
- Research assistant
- Research associate