Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 15-2041 Statisticians
Engage in the development of mathematical theory or apply statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields, such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, economic statistics, or other fields. Include mathematical statisticians.
Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
OJT: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Tasks: Identify relationships and trends in data, as well as any factors that could affect the results of research. Report results of statistical analyses, including information in the form of graphs, charts, and tables. Analyze and interpret statistical data to identify significant differences in relationships among sources of information. Adapt statistical methods to solve specific problems in many fields, such as economics, biology, and engineering. Develop software applications or programming to use for statistical modeling and graphic analysis. Develop and test experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods. Prepare data for processing by organizing information, checking for any inaccuracies, and adjusting and weighting the raw data. Plan data collection methods for specific projects and determine the types and sizes of sample groups to be used.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Very Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $21.49   Entry $44,703.00
Mean $31.18   Mean $64,854.00
Experience $36.02 Experience $74,935.00

The data is based on the May 2016 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2017.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2014Projected Employment 2024Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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