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There is a formal promotion structure in a statistical role, with opportunities to progress to a senior level. In large companies, statisticians may be promoted to management or specialist technical roles. Opportunities for promotion in smaller organisations may be limited, and it may be necessary to change employers in order to progress. There are opportunities for statisticians to become self-employed, working as freelance consultants. Statisticians can also work abroad, for example with Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical office, or for pharmaceutical companies with overseas operations.