Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+34.6% (much faster than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Master's degree


What Biostatisticians Do

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

Other Job Titles Biostatisticians May Have

Biostatistician, Principal Biostatistician, Principal Statistical Scientist, Research Scientist, Senior Biostatistician/Group Leader

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Draw conclusions or make predictions, based on data summaries or statistical analyses.
  • Design research studies in collaboration with physicians, life scientists, or other professionals.
  • Analyze clinical or survey data, using statistical approaches such as longitudinal analysis, mixed-effect modeling, logistic regression analyses, and model-building techniques.
  • Provide biostatistical consultation to clients or colleagues.
  • Write research proposals or grant applications for submission to external bodies.

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