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Statisticians collect, analyse, interpret, then present numerical information to assist in decision-making.


Median pay for statisticians is

$71K per year

Source: Statistics New Zealand, ‘Census of Population and Dwellings’, 2014.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a statistician are average – while opportunities are limited for new graduates, demand is good for experienced statisticians.
Sarah Kirkham sitting at her computer

Sarah Kirkham analysing education data from various countries

Last updated 9 November 2016