Statistical Assistants

Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. Includes actuarial clerks.

Median Annual Wage: $42,070

Education: Bachelor's degree (59%); Some college, no degree (12%); Master's degree (11%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Research Analyst; Administrative Analyst; Actuarial Analyst; Actuarial Assistant; Research Assistant; Actuarial Technician; Data Analyst; Assistant Statistician; Statistical Clerk; Statistical Technician

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Statistical Assistants.

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  • Check source data to verify completeness and accuracy.
  • Enter data into computers for use in analyses or reports.
  • Compile reports, charts, or graphs that describe and interpret findings of analyses.
  • Participate in the publication of data or information.
  • File data and related information and maintain and update databases.
  • Organize paperwork, such as survey forms or reports, for distribution or analysis.
  • Code data prior to computer entry, using lists of codes.
  • Compile statistics from source materials, such as production or sales records, quality-control or test records, time sheets, or survey sheets.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Statistical Assistants.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Statistical Assistants.

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