Statistical Assistant  What They Do

Researches, compiles, and computes data for use in statistical studies.

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


A person in this career:

  • Selects statistical tests for analyzing data.
  • Files data and maintains databases.
  • Enters data into computers for use in analyses and reports.
  • Computes statistical data according to formulas.
  • Sends out surveys.
  • Feeds response sheets through optical scanners that read responses and store data in a format that computers can read.
  • Compiles statistics from source materials, such as surveys, production reports and sales records.
  • Prepares charts and graphs to show the results of statistical information.
  • Codes data as necessary before it's entered in the computer.
  • Verifies the completeness and accuracy of source data.

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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 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

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