The PathMatch Guide to

Biostatistics

A Day in the Life

A Biostatistician studies the determining factors that impact the health and well-being of people, plants, and animals in order to arrive at conclusions about disorders, diseases, or health risks. They work to collect, analyze, and summarize data collected during their research. Some of their main responsibilities include designing research studies, analyzing clinical research using a statistical approach, and providing bio-statistical conclusions to clients.

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Advanced understanding of data analysis and SAS software 
  • Exceptional mathematical and scientific skills 
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills

Industries You'll Work In

Biotech / Pharma
Healthcare

The Network You'd Build

Here are a few real-word examples of jobs and people working in this industry right now.

Example Job Descriptions

Real World Professionals

Growth Path

  1. Biostatiscian
  2. Sr. Biostatician
  3. Biostatiscian Manager
  4. Biostatiscian Director
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Demand for Talent

  • Projected Growth: MASSIVE 
  • Current Demand: FIRE 
  • Employment growth of biostatisticians is expected to rise by 34%, so the growing demand for biostatisticians has no end in sight

Compensation

$58K-$120K
Biostatiscian
$70K-$140K
Sr. Biostatician
$108K-$161K
Biostatiscian Manager
$161K+
Biostatiscian Director

Teams You'll Work With

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Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.

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Job Stability Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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