A Career In Sports Statistician
If you are fascinated with statistics and love NFL, a career working as a football statistician maybe be perfect for you. There are two types of sports statistician jobs.
Academic sports statistician:
You will analyze data and look for trends in sports data.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, some Academic sports statistician jobs may require a master's degree. A background in differential and integral calculus, statistical methods, mathematical modeling and probability theory is needed.
You will record real-time data at sporting events. According to Statistics in Sports (a section of the American Statistical Association), the responsibilities of a statistical crew include:
Recording statistics as events happen
Auditing stats with play-by-play
Preparing final stats for league records
Serving as official scorekeeper for both teams
Entering computer data
Preparing final and mid-game summary reports for the media
Keeping up to date on changes in statistical scoring rules
Being involved in resolution of disputed calls
A bachelor's degree in some combination of mathematics, statistical analysis, and computer science.
Strong communication skills, computer literacy, keyboarding skills, a knowledge of sports, good observation skills and the ability to tackle stress and work within deadlines
According to salaryexpert.com The average salary of a Sports Statistician in the United States is $88,345.