Statistical officers and related research support occupations (NOC 1254)

About this job

Statistical officers and related research support occupations in this group:

  • provide statistical and research support services to a wide range of businesses and organizations.
  • conduct statistical routines,
  • monitor trends,
  • compile data
  • prepare charts, graphs, summaries and reports in support of organizational information needs and research activities.
  • employed throughout the private and public sectors.

Statistical officers who are also supervisors are included in this unit group.

Common job titles
  • assistant, research (not post-secondary)
  • officer, research support
  • officer, statistics
  • officer, technical services - statistics
  • technician, statistics
  • assistant, research (not post-secondary)
  • officer, research support
  • officer, statistics
  • officer, technical services - statistics
  • technician, statistics

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$56,791

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

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  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

Statistical officers and related research support workers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Compile tables, charts, graphs and summarized statistics for integration in research papers and reports
  • Process data using statistical software to conduct basic analyses of trends in support of research activities
  • Collect, consolidate, cross-tabulate and format data from various sources to prepare draft reports for review by supervisors or researchers
  • Assist in collection and tracking of data from monitored use of services and provide information to management and client groups
  • May prepare technical documents and monitoring reports on volumetrics and other trend analyses
  • May supervise statistical and research support workers.

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office or school.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • Completion of secondary school is required. A college diploma or undergraduate degree in a social science, commerce, statistics or a related field is usually required.

Skills

  • Spatial Perception
  • Innovative
  • Numerical Ability
  • Detail-Oriented
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration/Management/Commerce
  • Criminal Justice/Criminology
  • Economics (Arts)
  • Economics (Science)
  • Geography (Arts)
  • Geography/Earth Sciences Related
  • History
  • Math/Statistics (Science)
  • Math/Statistics Related (Arts)
  • Political Science/Studies
  • Psychology (Arts)
  • Sociology

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Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
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0
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Kootenay
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Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
200
Average annual employment growth:
1.8%
Expected number of job openings:
80
North Coast & Nechako
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0
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Northeast
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Thompson-Okanagan
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Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
60
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N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

With experience, actuaries may progress to managerial positions in consulting, insurance and finance. They may also be self-employed.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.