Biostatisticians apply mathematics and statistics to the compilation, analysis, and reporting of health-related information. They also play a role in decision making and strategic planning of health programs. They might estimate what percentage of a certain population is likely to develop a disease, consider the likelihood of disease transmission, and look at data from clinical trials and studies to determine the best method of intervention. Biostatisticians also use their expertise in sampling and hypothesis testing to assist health investigators designing studies. They may specialize in demography or health data systems/vital statistics.
Where to Get Education
Bachelor's degree. Masters or graduate degrees required for more advanced positions