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. The work 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 -1305 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 4210 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
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This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Statistical Officers and Related Research Support Workers most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 54% 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

$14.00

Minimum

$27.85

Median

$38.46

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. The work 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:

  • Compile tables, charts, graphs and summarized statistics for integration in research papers and reports.
  • Process data using statistical software to do 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.
  • Help collect and track of data from monitored use of services and provide information to management and client groups.
  • May prepare technical documents and monitoring reports.
  • 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

  • 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. Changes in government spending levels will affect job opportunities in this group. Movement to supervisor positions is possible with experience. Movement to professional jobs in statistics and research usually requires a post-graduate degree.

By the numbers

Quick look

140

employed in 2016

89.3%

employed full-time

7.1%

self employed

64.3%
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35.7%
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35

median age

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

63,775

employed in 2016

78.4%

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?

74.1%

Halifax

14.8%

Annapolis Valley

11.1%

Southern

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

28.6%

Professional, scientific and technical services

23.8%

Educational services

19.0%

Public administration

9.5%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

9.5%

Manufacturing

What is the age of Employment?

41.0%

25-34

17.0%

55-64

17.0%

45-54

14.0%

35-44

10.0%

15-24

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

26.3%

45-54

22.6%

55-64

19.4%

35-44

16.7%

25-34

7.5%

65+

Top levels of education

32.1%

Master

$53,584 median annual income
25.0%

Bachelor

$50,746 median annual income
21.4%

High school

N/A
21.4%

College Diploma

N/A
7.1%

Trade Certification

N/A

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

33.8%

College Diploma

$36,304 median annual income
23.8%

High school

$32,903 median annual income
22.8%

Bachelor

$41,755 median annual income
5.8%

Trade Certification

$34,807 median annual income
4.9%

Less than high school

$23,174 median annual income

Education & training

Business/Commerce

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs focus 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. They prepare students to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

University of King's College

Halifax, NS

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Mathematical Statistics and Probability

University Program

These programs focus on the mathematical theory underlying statistical methods and their use. They include courses in probability theory, parametric and nonparametric inference, sequential analysis, multivariate analysis, Bayesian analysis, experimental design, time series analysis, resampling, robust statistics, limit theory, infinite particle systems, stochastic processes, martingales, Markov processes, and Banach spaces.

Institutions providing this program

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

Statistics

College or University Program

These programs focus on the relationships between groups of measurements, and similarities and differences, using probability theory and techniques derived from it. They 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

Halifax, NS

University of King's College

Halifax, NS

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax, NS

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