Statistical Assistants

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What do 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.

Also known as:

Actuarial Analyst, Actuarial Assistant, Actuarial Technician, Administrative Analyst, Assistant Statistician, Data Analyst, Management Engineer, Product Operations Associate, Research Analyst, Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Specialist, Statistical Analyst, Statistical Clerk, Statistical Technician, Technical Analyst

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Statistical Assistants in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Statistical Assistants is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

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    Ranks #41 in job growth rate
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    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #38 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (1.4%)
  • Master's degree (10.3%)
  • Bachelor's degree (26.1%)
  • Associate's degree (7.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (27.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (20.7%)
  • Less than high school diploma (5.7%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • 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.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Analyze operational or research data.
  • Check data for recording errors.
  • Enter information into databases or software programs.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Interview employees, customers, or others to collect information.
  • Prepare research or technical reports.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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