Summary Biostatistician in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "biostatistician" was moved from the group Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries (NOC 2161) to the group Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries (NOC 21210).
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Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Mathematicians and statisticians research mathematical or statistical theories, and develop and apply mathematical or statistical techniques for solving problems in such fields as science, engineering, business and social science. Actuaries apply mathematics, statistics, probability and risk theory to assess potential financial impacts of future events. Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries are employed by universities, governments, bank and trust companies, insurance companies, pension benefit consulting firms, professional associations, and science and engineering consulting firms.
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This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
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- Conduct research to extend mathematical knowledge
- Apply mathematical techniques to the solution of problems in scientific fields or other fields
- Conduct research into the mathematical basis of the science of statistics
- Develop statistical methodology
- Advise on the practical application of statistical methodology
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