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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.

    Work Activities
    • Compute and analyze data, using statistical formulas and computers or calculators.
    • Check source data to verify completeness and accuracy.
    • Enter data into computers for use in analyses or reports.
    • Compile reports, charts, or graphs that describe and interpret findings of analyses.
    • Interview people and keep track of their responses.
    • File data and related information and maintain and update databases.
    • Participate in the publication of data or information.
    • Check survey responses for errors, such as the use of pens instead of pencils, and set aside response forms that cannot be used.
    • Organize paperwork, such as survey forms or reports, for distribution or analysis.
    • Select statistical tests for analyzing data.
    • Code data prior to computer entry, using lists of codes.
    • Compile statistics from source materials, such as production or sales records, quality-control or test records, time sheets, or survey sheets.
    • Send out surveys.
    Skills
    • Mathematics

      Using mathematics to solve problems.

    • Critical Thinking

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

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Mathematical Reasoning

      The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

    • Number Facility

      The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge
    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary 45630/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 21.94/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 660
    • Yearly Projected Openings 90
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Conventional: 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
    Tools
    • Mainframe computers
    • Liquid crystal display projector
    • High capacity removable media drives
    • Desktop computers
    • Desktop calculator
    Technology
    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Financial analysis software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Analytical or scientific software
    Tags
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.