I have worked as a statistician for over 25 years, under many job titles*.
I have worked at: the University of Michigan (grad student/reliability intern at Ford), Ford, Visteon, the UM School of Nursing, the UM Health System, Nissan, Ford, Stratacent (at VW credit), and Michigan State University.
The common core has been working with data to help people solve business problem.
- Job titles: reliability intern, warranty analyst, six sigma black belt trainee, research associate, statistican staff specialist, business analyst, data scientist, analyst, senior SAS programmer, and data manager/data analyst. I list these to show that job titles are rather variable, and frequently did not reflect on what I did.