Biostatistician is a profession where mathematics and statistics combine with the medical field. Biostatistics applies the science of statistics to conduct research on public health. Biostatisticians try to find the association between lifestyles and diseases. Many new or experimental treatments are performed based on the data that is calculated by biostatisticians. So, biostatistics is playing an important role in the field of public health research.

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Roles of biostatistician

The main duties of a biostatistician are to gather data and analyze those. They also have to design studies, determine sample size, and form hypotheses. Identifying the best way to collect data and measure those are another primary task of a biostatistician. However, sometimes they collect secondary data from other studies and clean it up to provide error-free information to the researchers.  

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Average income

The average salary of an experienced biostatistician is more than ninety thousand dollars per year. But it depends on the person’s experience and skill levels. Sometimes it may vary based on the organization. The average salary for statisticians in general, at $72,830 per year.

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Qualification of a biostatistician

A biostatistician must have strong knowledge of statistics and mathematics. As this profession has to work in the medical field, the basic science foundation of a biostatistician should be strong enough. The person who wants to perform in this profession must have at least a bachelor’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, or mathematics.