Interested in the how data and health intersect? Biostatistics involves the use of statistical reasoning and methods to address major issues related to public health. Students who pursue careers in biostatistics study advanced statistical methodologies and apply them to better understand health trends among populations. In addition, they aim to conduct and interpret results of statistical analyses from public health research, and translate the information for both scientific and non-scientific audiences.

Possible Job Titles

  • Analysis Programmer
  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Research Statistician
  • Statistical Writer

Sample of Potential Employers

  • Biotechnology Firms
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Government Agencies
  • Department of Public Health
  • Hospitals
  • International Health Agencies
  • Nonprofit Organizationd
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Research Institutions

Additional Resources

Did You Know?

  • Forbes named Biostatistics as the top Master’s degree for jobs in 2019.
  • UC San Diego offers two graduate programs in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.