While the Bureau of Labor Statistics does not specifically collect employment information on biostatisticians, there is a positive outlook with greater advancement opportunities and a growth rate of 34% from 2014 to 2024.
Where do biostatisticians typically work?
1. Academics: Public health, nursing, statistics and related programs.
2. Government: Center for Disease Control (CDC), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Veterans Administration (VA).
3. Hospitals/Non-Profits: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Massachusetts General Hospital.
4. Pharmaceuticals and Contract Research Organizations: Quintiles, INC Research, Parexel, Covance.
We will focus on the last three types of employers because they employ more biostatisticians with master's degrees.