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Statistical Assistants

Also called: Actuarial Assistant, Actuarial Technician, Research Analyst, Research Assistant

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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.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Business
  • customer service

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

Abilities

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

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Benfield ReMetrica
  • SAS software
Financial analysis software
  • GGY AXIS
  • PolySystems Asset Delphi
Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • R

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$42,070
per year, on average
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