Biostatisticians :

Develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $67,400.00
Average Time to Fill 58 days
Typical Education Master's Degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 793
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 31.15 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve problems in scientific or applied fields
Determine appropriate methods for data analysis
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze chemical or biological data
Prepare data for analysis
Analyze medical or health data

Thinking Creatively

Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Develop procedures for data entry or processing
Develop procedures for data management
Create databases
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Prepare graphics or other visual representations of information
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Design computer modeling or simulation programs

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Explain results of statistical analyses using graphs
Present research results to others
Write scholarly or technical research documents
Conduct mathematical or statistical presentations
Recommend further study or action based on research data

Getting Information

Conduct survey research of specified populations and demographics
Perform mathematical or statistical research
Collect statistical data
Collect personal information
Collect clinical data

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Data Management
Sequence Analysis

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