I obtained a biostatistics/pharmaceuticals job without any further education than college, so I think this is the cause of that.
I don't have some supervisor. Lack of experience and education. I'm supposed to make graphs and tables to clarify the data. The problem is I can't make the graphs look like how my bosses want them to look. There are always small, but severe details, I miss out on that were never covered in school that my boss expected me to know without instruction.
I feel like an intern, because I assume interns also don't know what they're doing and because I'm new. For example, I learned some method in school, used it, and my boss tells me that's almost the answer, but still incorrect so the graph I made that took three hours has to be redone over again. There's no way I could have prevented the mistake. The graph summarizes like 200 rows of data.
I spent a whole day making a table and my boss says the columns are wrong, you're missing this information, add more columns, something is out of order. So everything is redone.
What do I do if I feel unqualified for the job, but can't quit and won't get fired by my boss even though it's taking me a long time to do things and I end up having to do everything over and over again, because my boss won't tell me exactly how to do everything and because I don't know how to do everything the way biostatisticians know how to do?
There's no book covering how to transition from learning the theory in school to knowing how statistics is used in practice.
I'm working with some data structured in a way I never seen in school, and it took me forever to realize what plots to plot. My boss couldn't think like a statistician who needs to plot the graphs and didn't explain and I didn't know what questions to ask them.