Statistical Officers and Related Research Support Workers

(NOC 1254)

in All Business, Finance, and Administration

Statistical officers and related research support jobs in this group provide statistical and research support services to a wide range of businesses and organizations. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors. Statistical officers who are also supervisors are included in this group.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate openings due to growth and retirements not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

  • Estimate Moderate growth employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 6600 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2016

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Statistical Officers and Related Research Support Workers most commonly work full-time hours. Furthermore, the jobs are typically permanent positions. Also, a fair portion of the workforce is self-employed, so having the option to "work for yourself" may appeal to some individuals’ interests/motivations.

The median employment income for 56% of Statistical Officers and Related Research Support Workers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $54,729. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

N/A

Minimum

N/A

Median

N/A

Maximum

Annual Pay

N/A

Minimum

$48,236

Median

N/A

Maximum

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

Hourly Pay

$13.00

Minimum

$21.03

Median

$35.90

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,754

Minimum

$36,515

Median

$70,271

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Statistical officers and related research support jobs in this group provide statistical and research support services to a wide range of businesses and organizations. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors. Statistical officers who are also supervisors are included in this group.

Job 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.

Sample job titles

  • psychology research assistant (except university)
  • research assistant (except post-secondary)
  • research support officer
  • social research assistant (except university)
  • statistical officer
  • statistical technician
  • technical services officer - statistics

Skills

This work demands strong mathematical and analytical skills and an interest in research. You should be organized, concise, accurate, detail-oriented, and able to develop creative solutions to new problems. Good oral and written communication skills are important. You must be capable of working on your own and meeting deadlines. Advanced computer and technical skills for data manipulation and statistical analysis may be required in some positions.

Job requirements

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

Other considerations

Many of the jobs in this group rely upon government funding. Therefore, changes in government spending levels will affect job opportunities in this occupational grouping. Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience. Progression to professional jobs in statistics and research usually requires completion of a post-graduate degree.

By the numbers

Quick look

115

employed in 2016

96.3%

employed full-time

8.7%

self employed

60.7%
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39.3%
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35

median age

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

63,775

employed in 2016

81.3%

employed full-time

6.6%

self employed

73.4%
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26.6%
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47.9

median age

Where will I likely work?

71.4%

Halifax

14.3%

Annapolis Valley

10.7%

Southern

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

Northern

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

34.8%

Other Industries

21.7%

Educational Services

17.4%

Public Administration

17.4%

Other Professional Services

8.7%

Information, Culture & Recreation

What is the age of Employment?

30.8%

35-44

23.1%

55-64

23.1%

25-34

23.1%

45-54

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

36.5%

45-54

28.0%

55-64

18.6%

35-44

10.7%

65+

6.0%

25-34

Top levels of education

33.3%

Doctorate

N/A
25.9%

Bachelor's degree

N/A
18.5%

College certificate or diploma

$49,402 median annual income
14.8%

High school

N/A

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

34.4%

College certificate or diploma

$33,837 median annual income
23.7%

High school

$30,074 median annual income
22.9%

Bachelor's degree

$39,473 median annual income
5.8%

Trades certificate

$32,871 median annual income
4.7%

Less than high school

$23,775 median annual income

Education & training

Business/commerce - General

This program may be offered at the college, trades, or university level.

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and non-profit public and private institutions and agencies. The program prepares individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

University of King's College

6350 Coburg Road

Halifax, NS B3H 2A1

(902) 422-1271

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Saint Mary's University

923 Robie Street

Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

(902) 420-5400

Cape Breton University

PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6L2

(888) 959-9995

Mathematics and statistics - Other

This program may be offered at the college, trades, or university level.

This instructional program class comprises any program not listed above that relates to Mathematics and Statistics.

Institutions providing this program

Acadia University

15 University Avenue

Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

(902) 542-2201

Statistics - General

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class comprises any general program that focuses on the relationships between groups of measurements, and similarities and differences, using probability theory and techniques derived from it. These programs include courses in the principles in probability theory, binomial distribution, regression analysis, standard deviation, stochastic processes, Monte Carlo method, Bayesian statistics, non-parametric statistics, sampling theory, and statistical techniques.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

University of King's College

6350 Coburg Road

Halifax, NS B3H 2A1

(902) 422-1271

Mount Saint Vincent University

166 Bedford Highway

Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

(902) 457-6117

St. Francis Xavier University

PO Box 5000

Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5

(902) 867-2219

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Statistics Canada
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Tel: (800) 263-1136

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.

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