Biostatistics, its in your Genes
9190 Springside Drive, Palmsville FL 18902
IS BIOSTATISTICS FOR YOU?
Do you enjoy studying the environment? Researching the agricultural landscape of an area? What about analyzing the biological aspect of a given place? If so then Biostatistics might be for you! Biostatisticians do a wide range of jobs from studying factors affecting heart and lung disease, testing new drugs to combat AIDS, working with various cancer studies, transplanting organs and bone marrow, and studying inner ear infections to working on healthcare-related topics in the public or private sector. Responsibilities of a biostatistician include collecting and examining data to determine relevant conclusions to critical medical questions you will be faced with. You will be responsible for being able to do office work as well as field work.
Biostatisticians typically tend to have a master's or doctorate degree in biostatistics or another related field such as biology or mathematics. However a bachelor's degree is sufficient unless you want to move on to more advanced work in which case a Master of Science (M.S.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in biostatistics, mathematics or statistics would be required.