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Biometrician

Career data updated last on 8/19/2014
Biometrician Biometricians are statistical experts in the medical field who work with data from medical research to help solve problems regarding human health. They analyze health data to help plan health care services. They also aid in research to develop new treatments and new preventive techniques for diseases. Biometricians also apply their knowledge to environmental issues, health service costs, patterns of disease and other areas.
Salary $48/hour- $96,000 annually
Significant Points Job prospects as a statistician in private industry and academia will be best for those with a graduate degree and some work experience. This area of work should xperience employment growth, primarily because of the booming pharmaceuticals business.
Specializations
Work Environment Biometricians work for state and federal government agencies, health departments, private industry and research industries.
High School Prep General college preparation is recommended. To enter a university or college program, you should complete three courses in math including algebra I, algebra II and geometry, or a higher level math course for which algebra II is a prerequisite; three science courses including one biological science, one physical science and one lab course; four English units and two social studies units, including one in U.S. History; and two years of a second language.
Academic Requirements Biometricians should have at least a baccalaureate degree, and a masters or doctoral degree for more advanced research positions. Studies cover statistical methods, data management, demographics and other related areas.

Schools/Organizations

University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
Doctoral Degree Doctoral
Masters Degree Master's

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