Career Paths

A highly competitive job market exists for biostatisticians in academia, government, and industry. Students graduating with an MSc or PhD in Biostatistics can look forward to excellent career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Academia - colleges/faculties of medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, health sciences, agriculture, environmental sciences; schools of public health; departments of statistics, mathematics, biostatistics, community health, epidemiology, health psychology, biology.
  • Government - provincial organizations/agencies such as Saskatchewan Health, Health Quality Council, and Saskatchewan Cancer Agency; national organizations/agencies such as Statistics Canada, Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Canadian Institute for Health Information; international organizations/agencies such as the World Health Organization, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
  • Industry - pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food science, nutrition, genome data banks, agribusiness, biochemical, software, consulting, life insurance, health insurance.