I have a Masters in Statistics. This means I spent at least 6 years studying statistics at some university (University of Alberta) and know a few things about stats. All of this allows me to label myself a ‘statistician’. However, in the past 9 years that I’ve been working I don’t believe my job title has ever been a statistician. I have been a:
- Risk Analyst
- Resource Analyst
- Business Intelligence Analyst
Biostatistician is the closest title to statistician; all of the positions were very numbers oriented and all of them taught me very different things that have come in useful in my career. I will say, that even though all of them were numbers oriented, one thing they all required was clear and concise communication skills. Something I’m still working on.