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

Biometrician, Biostatistical Consultant, Biostatistician, Research Scientist, Statistical Scientist

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Draw conclusions or make predictions, based on data summaries or statistical analyses.
  • Analyze clinical or survey data, using statistical approaches such as longitudinal analysis, mixed-effect modeling, logistic regression analyses, and model-building techniques.
  • Write detailed analysis plans and descriptions of analyses and findings for research protocols or reports.
  • Calculate sample size requirements for clinical studies.
  • Read current literature, attend meetings or conferences, and talk with colleagues to keep abreast of methodological or conceptual developments in fields such as biostatistics, pharmacology, life sciences, and social sciences.

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