With a salary of 3,403 EGP Statistics Ranked as the highest paid profession among professionals who graduated from their universities between 2017 and 2019, according to the web platform Take part in the racepromoted by the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion)MTPE), the Ministry of Education and the IPAE Acción Empresarial.
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Although salaries are calculated taking into account young workers between the ages of 18 and 29 with a dependent job in the private and/or public sector, The salaries of professionals in this profession exceed those of medicine or computer and systems engineering.
But what does a professional statistician do, what is his field of work, and where to study this profession?
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What is a statistic?
as specified in Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Statistics “The science and art of understanding data, providing the theory and methods for extracting information from it and solving real-world problems”.
Because it works with uncertainty, it is related to other disciplines such as medicine, economics, agriculture, business, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and others.
What is more, It is currently used to support decision making within governments, political parties and financial companies, Public opinion companies, insurance companies, banks, hospitals, social organizations and industries.
This situation and the development in Peru has increased “In particular” Demand for statisticians, according to PUCP.
What does statistics do?
Starting with the fact that the statistics –according to Take part in the race– Training professionals who “They investigate the recurrence of phenomena that occur in different aspects of human activities, use the latest technology and draw on mathematical sciences to collect, record, study and interpret the data collected in a particular study”, in principle statistic “Development of Statistical Studies”.
very “Plans and organizes censuses and surveys, advises on data collection methodology and various statistical techniques, and gives advice on statistical aspects applicable to other disciplines such as medicine, economics, and engineering, among others”.
But in addition to that “Designs policies and evaluates health programs of an institutional and national character, conducts research on the improvement and development of statistical theories and methods, and can even be part of decision-making teams in the face of conditions of uncertainty and risk”, among other activities.
In line with the knowledge you have and your fields of work, This professional can work – as they say in PUCP – in private and public companies Related to risk analysis, construction of statistical prediction models, design of experiments and quality control.
You can also be a part of biostatistics or geostatistics firms, market research firms and database analysis firms, and they can also undertake consultancy in the design of quantitative research methodology.
where do you study?
In addition to PUCP, the profession of statistics is also offered – according to the portal Ponte e Carrera – by the National University of Piura, Federico Villarreal National University (UNFV) and the Grand National University of San Marcos (UNMSM).
At all of these universities, their study plans are divided into ten academic courses, and although there are exams to guide you and determine your future career, to see if statistics is your thing, you should feel connected – in principle – to mathematics, chemistry, linear programming and arithmetic Calculus, linear algebra, research, economic analysis, and even design and analysis of experiments.
How much is the statistical profit?
Although S/3,403 ranks statistics as the highest paid profession, Ponte en Carrera’s analysis reveals that the minimum wage is S/1,400 and the maximum is S/6,000.
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