How do I become a statistician?

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How do I become a statistician?
Nov 21, 2018 in Career Counselling by Ali
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You need to have these technical Skills

  • Statistics (e.g. hypothesis testing and summary statistics)
  • Math (e.g. linear algebra, calculus and probability)
  • Machine learning tools and techniques
  • Software engineering skills (e.g. distributed computing, algorithms and data structures)
  • Data mining
  • Data cleaning and munging
  • Data visualization and reporting techniques
  • Unstructured data techniques
  • R and/or SAS languages
  • SQL databases and database querying languages
  • Python (most common), C/C++ Java, Perl
  • Big data platforms like Hadoop, Hive & Pig
  • Cloud tools like Amazon S3
answered Nov 21, 2018 by Kalgi
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Skills you need to have to be a statistician are as follows:

  • Mathematical ability and computer literacy
  • The clear understanding of statistical terms and concepts
  • Analytical skills
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • The ability to communicate results and findings to non-statisticians
  • The ability to influence others
  • A practical and strategic approach to work
  • high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • The capability to plan your work and meet deadlines
  • The capacity to work alone and within teams.
answered Jun 13 by Gitika
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