Also known as Actuarial Analyst, Actuarial Assistant, Actuarial Technician, Administrative Analyst, Research Assistant, Statistical Clerk, Statistical Technician
Also known as Actuarial Analyst, Actuarial Assistant, Actuarial Technician
Statistical Assistants compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies.
In addition, Statistical Assistants
Statistical Assistants are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Statistical Assistants. More generally, Statistical Assistants are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Statistical Assistant is $50,360, and the average salary is $52,120. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Statistical Assistant salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Statistical Assistants earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Statistical Assistants earn less than $31,220 per year, 25% earn less than $37,970, 75% earn less than $63,350, and 90% earn less than $77,070.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Statistical Assistants is expected to change by 8.7%, and there should be roughly 1,300 open positions for Statistical Assistants every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Statistical Assistant are usually higher in their Conventional and Investigative interests.
Statistical Assistants typically have very strong Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Also, Statistical Assistants typically have strong Investigative interests. Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Statistical Assistant tend to value Support, Relationships, and Working Conditions.
Most importantly, Statistical Assistants moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Second, Statistical Assistants moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Lastly, Statistical Assistants moderately value Working Conditions. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Statistical Assistants must consistently demonstrate qualities such as attention to detail, dependability, and analytical thinking.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Statistical Assistants, ranked by importance:
Many Statistical Assistants will have a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Statistical Assistants usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Statistical Assistants may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as mathematics, computers and electronics, or customer and personal service knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Statistical Assistants might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Statistical Assistants must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Statistical Assistants need abilities such as mathematical reasoning, written comprehension, and number facility in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Statistical Assistants, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Statistical Assistants frequently use skills like mathematics, reading comprehension, and critical thinking to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Statistical Assistants, ranked by their relative importance.
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