Statistical Assistants
SOC: 43-9111.00

Description:

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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
16,600 employed

Projected (2024):
14,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Actuarial Assistant
  • Actuarial Technician
  • Actuary Clerk
  • Administrative Analyst
  • Advertising Statistical Clerk
  • Analytical Clerk
  • Assistant Statistician
  • Board Operator
  • Board Worker
  • Boardmarker
  • Bookman
  • Chart Calculator
  • Chart Changer
  • Chart Clerk
  • Compilation Clerk
  • Compiler
  • Core Man
  • Core Worker
  • Crime Data Specialist
  • Customer Data Technician
  • Data Analysis Assistant
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Compiler
  • Data Technician
  • Editing Clerk
  • Fiscal Clerk
  • Management Engineer
  • Mileage Clerk
  • Planimeter Operator
  • Product Operations Associate
  • Prorate Clerk
  • Proration Clerk
  • Record Clerk Salesperson
  • Record Tabulating Clerk
  • Report Clerk
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Associate
  • Research Specialist
  • Statistical Assistant
  • Statistical Clerk
  • Statistical Technician
  • Survey Data Technician
  • Tabulating Clerk
  • Tariff Compiler
  • Tariff Compiling Clerk
  • Technical Analyst
  • Voice and Data Technician
  • Wheelage Clerk


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Compute and analyze data, using statistical formulas and computers or calculators.
  • Enter data into computers for use in analyses or reports.
  • Compile statistics from source materials, such as production or sales records, quality-control or test records, time sheets, or survey sheets.
  • Compile reports, charts, or graphs that describe and interpret findings of analyses.
  • Check source data to verify completeness and accuracy.
  • Participate in the publication of data or information.
  • Discuss data presentation requirements with clients.
  • File data and related information and maintain and update databases.
  • Select statistical tests for analyzing data.
  • Organize paperwork, such as survey forms or reports, for distribution or analysis.
  • Code data prior to computer entry, using lists of codes.
  • Check survey responses for errors, such as the use of pens instead of pencils, and set aside response forms that cannot be used.
  • Interview people and keep track of their responses.
  • Send out surveys.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 10-key calculators
  • Desktop computers
  • Graphing calculators
  • Laptop computers
  • Liquid crystal display LCD video projectors
  • Personal computers
  • Supercomputers
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • A programming language APL
  • Avidian Technologies Prophet
  • Benfield ReMetrica
  • C++
  • Corel WordPerfect Office Suite
  • dBASE
  • GGY AXIS
  • Harvard Graphics software
  • IBM Lotus 1-2-3
  • Insightful S-PLUS
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Word
  • Minitab software
  • Oracle Java
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • PolySystems Asset Delphi
  • R
  • SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports
  • SAS software
  • SPSS software
  • StataCorp Stata
  • StatSoft STATISTICA software
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Systat Software SigmaStat
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • Towers Perrin MoSes
  • Web browser software


  • office and administrative support


    industry stats

    SOC: 43-0000

    Total Employed: 21,846,420

    Average Annual Salary: $36,330