Schools/Education


Information for Teachers

For statisticians, in general, a postgraduate degree in statistics is needed for a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Here is a link to a section What Qualifications are Required for a Pharmaceutical Statistician or Medical Statistician on the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) website.

The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) website contains advice for those of school age (11-16) who are considering a career in statistics. This includes answers to the questions:

  • “What is statistics?”, “What do statisticians do?”
  • “How do I develop my statistics knowledge at school?”
  • “What are the next steps?”.

Click here for the link.

In addition, there are a number of booklets, leaflets, posters and workshop materials available in the Resources section.


Information for University Students and Lecturers

For statisticians, in general, a postgraduate degree in statistics is needed for a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Here is a link to a section What Qualifications are Required for a Pharmaceutical Statistician or Medical Statistician on the RSS website. For statistical programmers an undergraduate degree is normally required, typically in a numerate field, although many programmers also have a background in life sciences or other disciplines.


University Courses

See content for ‘Undergraduate’, ‘Postgraduate’ and ‘Career Change’ sections on the following existing page:

http://www.psiweb.org/careers/calc-career-stages  

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