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What Does it Take to Be a Statistical Assistant?

Job 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.

List of Statistical Assistant Job Duties

  • Check source data to verify completeness and accuracy.
  • Send out surveys.
  • Discuss data presentation requirements with clients.
  • Check survey responses for errors, such as the use of pens instead of pencils, and set aside response forms that cannot be used.
  • Compile reports, charts, or graphs that describe and interpret findings of analyses.
  • Organize paperwork, such as survey forms or reports, for distribution or analysis.

Things a Statistical Assistant Should Know How to Do

When polled, Statistical Assistants say the following skills are most frequently used in their jobs:

Mathematics: Using mathematics to solve problems.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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.

  • Data Technician
  • Board Worker
  • Management Engineer
  • Mileage Clerk
  • Statistical Clerk

Statistical Assistant Employment Estimates

There were about 11,800 jobs for Statistical Assistant in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9.3% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,100 new jobs for Statistical Assistant by 2026. There will be an estimated 1,600 positions for Statistical Assistant per year.

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The states with the most job growth for Statistical Assistant are Utah, Florida, and Arkansas. Watch out if you plan on working in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, or Mississippi. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

What is the Average Salary of a Statistical Assistant

The average yearly salary of a Statistical Assistant ranges between $31,470 and $72,860.

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Statistical Assistants who work in Connecticut, Washington, or Massachusetts, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Statistical Assistants in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $41,720
Arizona $39,180
California $50,250
Colorado $45,250
Connecticut $72,480
District of Columbia $54,990
Florida $48,180
Georgia $50,510
Hawaii $47,890
Illinois $53,760
Indiana $37,970
Iowa $55,120
Louisiana $56,010
Maine $40,530
Maryland $49,900
Massachusetts $61,730
Michigan $49,940
Minnesota $49,370
Mississippi $25,280
Missouri $43,410
Nebraska $41,940
Nevada $50,320
New Hampshire $47,210
New Jersey $51,020
New Mexico $45,020
New York $55,620
North Carolina $41,520
Ohio $43,390
Oklahoma $45,520
Oregon $45,920
Pennsylvania $49,850
Rhode Island $52,530
South Carolina $40,160
Tennessee $41,240
Texas $56,700
Utah $54,440
Virginia $52,100
Washington $63,900
West Virginia $42,530
Wisconsin $45,510

What Tools do Statistical Assistants Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Statistical Assistants:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Web browser software
  • Python
  • Microsoft Access
  • Word processing software
  • Data visualization software
  • Database software
  • Structured query language SQL
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • SAS
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • R
  • Minitab
  • StataCorp Stata
  • Tableau

How do I Become a Statistical Assistant?

Education needed to be a Statistical Assistant:

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How many years of work experience do I need?

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Where Statistical Assistants Are Employed

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Statistical Assistants work in the following industries:

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