Job description statistician

The Swiss Statistical Society published in October 2009 in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Statistical Office and the Swiss Conference of regional statistical offices a job description for Statistician (PDF in German or PDF in French).


"Les Statisticiens Sont Sexy"

  • Description within the daily regional newspaper of the Canton of Valais "Le Nouvelliste" of January 31, 2012 (PDF in French)
  • Background information (Bulletin 71, in French, PDF)

Planned Accreditation (work in progress):

Since this year, the European organization FENStatS has been awarding an accreditation with the name Accredited European Statistician.

As a national organisation for statistics we would like to join this accreditation.

In order to be accredited as a statistician, a degree (MSc level) in statistics or equivalent and at least five years of professional experience are required.
A mutual recognition with other accreditations such as ASA and RSA is planned.

In order to participate in the accreditation process, firstly, we need a committee of at least three auditors who themselves have an accreditation or equivalent qualification, and secondly, we need a formal decision by the board to join the accreditation.

An application for accreditation should cost 120 euros, with a reduced price of only 60 euros in the first application year (2020).

If you have any questions about this initiative, are interested in participating as an auditor or apply for accreditation, please contact Stella Bollmann (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
You will also find further information on the page of FENStatS and the statutes for accreditation can be found here (PDF in English).

Other brochures and websites

  • "Zoom et vidéos sur les métiers de la statistique" from the French Society of Statistics
    (SFdS; PDF and accompanying website)
  • "Mathématicien/ne" from the SDBB/CSFO (PDF in French)

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