Job Title: Mathematical Statistician

Company: Food & Drug Administration

What I Do: I review clinical trial data on a daily basis and help to write all the labels for the prescription drugs.

Education & Training: Undergraduate Degree from Norfolk State University; Masters in Biostatistics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D. from Emory University.

Helpful Skills: Mathematical skills and communication skills, both verbal and written. An additional helpful skill would be having computer programming abilities.

Advice for This Career: Explore all your opportunities, participate in summer internships, and try to find a person that you can shadow or mentor.

Average Salary*: $96,121

*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.