Statistical Assistants

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About the Job

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.

It is also Called

  • Wheelage Clerk
  • Voice and Data Technician
  • Technical Analyst
  • Tariff Compiling Clerk
  • Tariff Compiler
  • Tabulating Clerk
  • Survey Data Technician
  • Statistical Technician
  • Statistical Clerk
  • Statistical Assistant
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What They Do

  • Send out surveys.
  • Discuss data presentation requirements with clients.
  • Select statistical tests for analyzing data.
  • 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.
  • Compile statistics from source materials, such as production or sales records, quality-control or test records, time sheets, or survey sheets.
  • Code data prior to computer entry, using lists of codes.
  • Organize paperwork, such as survey forms or reports, for distribution or analysis.
  • File data and related information and maintain and update databases.
  • Participate in the publication of data or information.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: A.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Artistic interests.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Achievement and Working Conditions in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • 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.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Education Required

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

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $51,160 with most people making between $34,630 and $68,820

Outlook

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avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 680 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 630 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 30 replacement openings for approximately 30 total annual openings.



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