Opportunities for Biostatisticians
There are many exciting and lucrative career opportunities in government, industry, and academia for individuals with advanced degrees in biostatistics. Many biostatisticians enjoy the variety that comes with
working with many different collaborators. In fact, the famous statistician, John Tukey, was quoted as saying, "The best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone's backyard." Great
starting salaries are also among the many benefits to working as a biostatistician. According to a recent salary survey in Amstat News, the median salaries for Master's and PhD level biostatisticians with fewer
than five years of experience were $75,000 and $98,000, respectively!
The demand for biostatisticians TODAY is greater than ever before and is only expected to continue to increase in the future.
Jobs are available in many settings and recent graduates have found positions with employers as diverse as pharmaceutical companies,
university research groups, hospitals, and health-related industries. It is a very good time to explore the field of biostatistics!