Statistical Assistants


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

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

Abilites:

    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:

Description: 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:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • R
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Structured query language SQL

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    some college
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