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I am not sure what a real "statistician" is. If you mean someone with a doctorate in statistics you probably will never work with one unless you are at a university. Or work for a very small number of government agencies like the FED or Census Bureau.

My title is 'data analyst' and I have a Master's degree in statistics.

s you probably will never work with one

. But with analyst being a more vague label, you likely have a wider distribution of salaries.

I think meeting someone who has a PHD in statistics is pretty much, except at a University and a handful of government agencies, the same probability as meeting a Siberian Tiger. And that counts doctorates in Psychology and Medicine not (what I think of a doctorate in statistics) in math or statistics departments.

It is not an easy job, because analysts must have a lot of information, logical and critical thinking, and the ability to calculate. I think that to understand and analyze any statistics, solve problems based on reliable data, and in such cases, I would use different assistants to simplify their work, from calculators, to the converter with cm to meters, for a more convenient way to solve problems.

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