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Career Details :: 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.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
- Computes statistical data according to formulas, using computer or calculator.
- Verifies completeness and accuracy of source data.
- Prepares reports and graphs to show comparisons or survey results of statistical information obtained.
- Operates computer to enter and retrieve data and prepare correspondence and reports.
- Assembles and classifies statistics, following prescribed procedures
- Compiles statistics from source materials, such as production, sales, and personnel records, surveys, and questionnaires.
- Posts and files charts.
- Automatic Teller Machine Servicers
- Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators
- Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance
- Cost Estimators
- Insurance Policy Processing Clerks
- Insurance Underwriters
- Mathematical Technicians
- Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Number Facility
- Written Expression
- Written Comprehension
- Information Ordering
General Work Activities
- Analyzing Data or Information
- Processing Information
- Interacting With Computers
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Importance of Repeating Same Tasks