Biostatistics

The field of biostatistics involves tasks such as analyzing statistical data for a clinical drug trial and researching disease distribution. Continue reading to explore your education and career options in biostatistics.

Inside Biostatistics

Biostatistics is the application of the mathematical discipline of statistics to the field of health sciences, specifically biology and epidemiology. Biostatisticians design studies that require large amounts of data to be gathered and analyzed, typically utilizing sophisticated software programs. An example may be a study that utilizes various patient data to determine whether a drug or treatment is effective.

Biostatisticians may work for pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, government agencies and medical research institutions. Some biostatisticians work in public health studying the frequency and distribution of disease within large populations in order to develop preventative measures. Others find careers in teaching and research at the university level.

Biostatistics Related Articles

Schools you may like:

Popular Schools

The listings below may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users.

    • MS in Nursing
    • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN
    • BS in Health Science

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • MS in Bioinformatics
    • Master of Biotechnology Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
    • MS in Biotechnology

    What is your highest level of education?

    • MSHS Medical Laboratory Sciences
    • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
    • MSHS in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences
    • MSHS in Translational Microbiology
    • MSHS in Clinical Research Administration
    • MSHS in Clinical and Translational Research
    • BSHS in Biomedical Informatics

    What is your highest level of education?

    • BS/Health Information Management

    What is your highest level of education?

  • What is your highest level of education completed?

    • Medical Technology (BS)

    What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What is your age?

  • What year did you graduate high school?

    • Medical Laboratory Technology

    Year of High School Graduation or GED completion:

Find your perfect school

What is your highest level of education?