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Statistical Assistant  What They Do

Just the Facts


Compiles and computes 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.

This career is part of the Business, Management and Administration cluster Administrative Support pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Computes and analyzes data, using statistical formulas and computers or calculators.
  • Checks source data to verify completeness and accuracy.
  • Enters data into computers for use in analyses or reports.
  • Compiles reports, charts, or graphs that describe and interpret findings of analyses.
  • Participates in the publication of data or information.
  • Files data and related information and maintains and updates databases.
  • Organizes paperwork, such as survey forms or reports, for distribution or analysis.
  • Codes data prior to computer entry, using lists of codes.
  • Compiles statistics from source materials, such as production or sales records, quality-control or test records, time sheets, or survey sheets.
  • Interviews people and keeps track of their responses.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Actuarial Assistant -- Assists with setting premium rates for insurance companies and performs data research.
  • Mathematical Technician -- Applies standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to technical problems in engineering and science.
  • Data Analysis Assistant --