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Biostatistics, MS

Master of Science in Biostatistics

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Career Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not collect data on biostatisticians specifically, but it does collect data on statisticians as a whole. According to BLS, statisticians held 20,270 wage and salary jobs in May 2007. Twenty- five percent of these jobs were with colleges, universities, and professional schools; State governments; and insurance carriers. Another 20 percent were in the Federal Government, where statisticians were concentrated in the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Agriculture, and Health and Human Services. Nearly 15 percent more worked in private industry in scientific research and development services.

Potential career paths include:

  • Scientists
  • Data analyst
  • Banking and insurance
  • Governmental scientists
  • Private research scientists

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Online tuition rates are calculated by credit hour and college offering the course and, because the University of Nebraska is a public institution supported by Nebraska taxpayers, Nebraska residents may receive a lower tuition rate than out-of-state students.

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