Statistics play a large role in most research-centric fields, as they are necessary to analyze large sets of data relevant to the particular study at hand. Additionally, statistics is a job which can have large payoffs without being a major source of stress. Statisticians have a stress tolerance rating of 64.0. On average, they make over $83,000 per year. Because statistics are so widely applicable, as a statistician you may be working with data from multiple areas of interest to you. If you like working with numbers, this job is a great opportunity for you to use your math skills to help solve real-world problems and concerns. You will most likely need a graduate level education to pursue statistics professionally.