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Statistician (Concentration on Economics)

Job Summary and Qualifications

Would you be interested in:

Participating in the surveys that make the evening news such as:

  • Collecting information from retailers on the amount of retail trade
  • Determining the number of construction starts for this month
  • Finding how much sales have risen in electronic stores by participating in the annual retail trade survey
  • Collecting data on the amount of damages for which insurance companies are reimbursing the consumers
  • Developing data on various types of business establishments such as the number of video rental stores established
  • Gathering foreign trade statistics such as U.S. trade with other countries, import and export data
  • Digging for data on mining
  • Knowing how many breweries there are in the U.S.

What you need to know:

Their background includes 15 semester/22 quarter hours in mathematics and statistics in courses plus 9 semester hours in social science, business, or related classes.

Examples of the types of classes included in the math and statistics requirement:
  • Basic Social Statistics
  • Intermediate or Advanced Social Statistics
  • Business and Economic Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  • Demographic Techniques and Analysis
  • College Algebra
  • Calculus
  • College Math
  • Intermediate Procedures for Data Collection
Examples of the types of classes included in the social science, business, or related class requirement:
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Demography
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Urban Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Political Science
  • Marketing
  • Physical or Biological Science

Are You Interested in Joining Us?

Please search for open statistician positions at the U.S. Census Bureau on USAJobs.


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