If you like working with numbers, you may want to consider becoming a statistician, one of the many Denver finance jobs (Click here
Statisticians use their knowledge of mathematics to design surveys and experiments; collect, process, and analyze data; interpret results from surveys and experiments; and create opinion polls. They may specialize in bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, economic statistics, or other fields.
Most applicants for statistician jobs should have a master's degree in statistics or mathematics, although research and academic positions usually require a Ph.D., and jobs with the federal government only require a bachelor's degree.
There were about 22,600 statisticians throughout the nation during 2008, and that number is expected to increase by 13 percent by 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
About 20 percent of employees work for the federal government; while 10 percent work in state and local governments; and the remainder work in the private industry for scientific research development services, insurance carriers, and pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing.
Employment of statisticians in the Denver
area is anticipated to grow
from 222 workers during 2009 to 233 workers by 2019, resulting in 11 additional jobs and an average annual increase of .5 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
The top industries that employed statisticians in the Denver area during 2009 include:
- Insurance carriers and related activities
- Membership organizations and associations
- Publishing industries
- Professional and technical services
- Educational services
- Ambulatory healthcare services
- Computer and electronic product manufacturing
The average wage for statisticians in the Denver are was $32.38 per hour or $67,359 per year during 2009, while the average entry-level wage was $24.48 per hour or $50,920 per year.
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