Career Details for Statistical Assistants

Statistical Assistants

Also called:

Actuarial Assistant, Actuarial Technician, Research Analyst, Research Assistant

What they do:

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.

On the job, you would:

  • Compute and analyze data, using statistical formulas and computers or calculators.
  • Check source data to verify completeness and accuracy.
  • Enter data into computers for use in analyses or reports.

lightbulb KNOWLEDGE

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics

Business

  • customer service

pencil SKILLS

Basic Skills

  • using math to solve problems
  • reading work related information

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

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Math

  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Verbal

  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • order or arrange things

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns

user PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative

computer TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software

  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB

Financial analysis software

  • GGY AXIS
  • PolySystems Asset Delphi

Object or component oriented development software

  • C++
  • R

book EDUCATION

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bachelor's degree or
some college usually needed

suitcase JOB OUTLOOK

outlook
BELOW AVERAGE

New job opportunities are less likely in the future.

SALARY
$46,850


per year, on average
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