Careers after class 12: Statistics

Industry: Information Services

What is Statistics?

Statistics is the science concerned with the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and presentation of empirical data. Statistics is an interdisciplinary field and finds application in scientific, industrial and social sectors. Statistics deals with all aspects of data; descriptive statistics describes properties of samples and population data, while inferential statistics uses those properties to test hypotheses and draw conclusions. Statisticians are particularly involved in drawing reliable conclusions about large groups and phenomena based on observable characteristics of samples representing a small portion of the larger phenomenon.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities of a statistician include creating surveys, questionnaires and polls to collect data
  • Preparing detailed reports by analysing and interpreting data
  • Comparing statistical data and analysing trends to identify patters, relationships and problems to make inferences and predictions
  • Defining and utilizing statistical methods to solve industry-specific issues in varying fields (economics, engineering, etc.)

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Any stream (Science/Commerce/Humanities) with mathematics/statistics as compulsory subjects

Under Graduate Courses

  • Bachelor of Science B.Sc. (Hons.) in Statistics
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Statistics
  • Bachelor in Statistics (B.Stat.)
  • Certificate in Statistical Methods and Applications
  • Diploma in Statistics

Career Profiles

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Top 5 Institutes for Statistics courses

1. Hindu College, New Delhi

Value for Money- 5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. (Hons.) in Statistics

Tenure- 3 years


2. Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Value for Money- 4.7/5

Bachelor Courses- Bachelor of Statistics (B.Stat. Hons.)

Tenure- 3 years


3. St. Xavier’s Mumbai

Value for Money- 4.6/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A./B.Sc. Statistics

Tenure- 3 years


4. Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi

Value for Money- 4.5/5

Bachelor Courses- Diploma in Statistics and Computing

Tenure- 1 year


5. Christ University, Bengaluru

Value for Money- 4/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. (Economics, Mathematics, Statistics)

Tenure- 3 years


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Expert Advice

Stephen Senn“If you think that statistics has nothing to say about what you do or how you could do it better, then you are either wrong or in need of a more interesting job.”

— Stephen Senn,
Swiss economist and statistician


“A knowledge of statistics is like a knowledge of foreign languages or of algebra; it may prove of use at any time under any circumstances.”

— Arthur LyonBowley,
English statistician and economist

Also read: Careers after class 12: Data Science and Analytics

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