statistician

Numbers, numbers and more numbers. A statistician is a math expert who uses huge amounts of data to figure out how likely it is that something will happen, like your chances of winning the lottery.

See the word statistics in statistician? A statistician is an expert in the field of statistics, something you hear or see every day — the percentage of Americans who have cell phones, or how likely you are to be fit and healthy if you live in Oregon are statistics. The people who figure these things out are statisticians.

Definitions of statistician
1

n someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)

Synonyms:
actuary
Types:
surveyor
someone who conducts a statistical survey
Type of:
calculator, computer, estimator, figurer, reckoner
an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)

n a mathematician who specializes in statistics

Synonyms:
mathematical statistician
Type of:
mathematician
a person skilled in mathematics

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