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.
Arts and Humanities
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Business

Basic Skills
Problem Solving

Math
Verbal
Ideas and Logic
Visual Understanding

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:

You might use software like this on the job: Analytical or scientific software
Object or component oriented development software
Data base user interface and query software


New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
$49,870
$31,980
$75,650


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
 IBM SPSS Statistics
 SAS
Object or component oriented development software
 Oracle Java
 R
Data base user interface and query software
 Microsoft Access
 Structured query language SQL
EDUCATION
 bachelor's degree
 some college
JOB OUTLOOK
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
$49,870
$31,980
$75,650