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Research Assistant Job Overview

Research assistants work to help engineers collect information using a variety of formats, including legal documents, surveys and published research both in print and online.The most common job duties of a research assistant may include:

  • Recruiting people for studies or trying to pique strangers’ interest for other projects
  • Entering data into a file or program
  • Helping to carry out testing
  • Gathering data
  • Analyzing the collected information
  • Identifying problems within data
  • Asking questions of others to gain more data
  • Examining information to help come to a solution or multiple potential solutions
  • Writing reports, letters, memos, and other important documents

Candidates who are able to work well when collaborating on projects may thrive as research assistants. They should be willing to take orders and implement them when necessary, and they should also be willing to speak up when they are able to identify a better way of doing things than is currently standard. .

Research Assistant Job Education Requirements

Most research assistant positions require that any aspiring candidates hold a bachelor’s degree for entry level positions. If someone is hoping to win the most desirable and competitive positions, they may want to acquire at a master’s degree in engineering or operations research. That will also enable them to move up within a company to other positions. Other research positions within engineering include survey researcher jobs and climate change research jobs.

Research Assistant Job Market

Between 2012 and 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there is likely to be a growth of 27 percent in research assistant jobs. That means that the number of research assistant positions will rise from around 73,000 to workers to over 92,700 research assistants in 2022. That’s a more rapid growth rate than most other occupations will have. Candidates who strive to secure a master’s degree or an even higher education will be able to stand out among the crowd, and those who acquire a lot of on-the-job training in the field can also move up to a higher-paying position or a different job within the same company.

Research Assistant Job Salary Information

Research assistants earn a median annual salary of approximately $72,100. That’s a higher rate of pay than most occupations, and that’s not all. The top ten percent of earners who work as research assistants earned over $129,490 per year, while the lower ten percent of workers in the job position earned less than $40,550. Candidates who are willing to move to where the high-paying positions are available will stand the best chance of winning jobs because the availability of handsomely paying work can vary from city to city.

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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Research Assistant Bacteriology Lab Philadelphia, PA Full-Time $50,000 - $60,000 Apply Apply Research Assistant Bacteriology Lab Philadelphia, PA Full-Time $50,000 - $60,000 Apply Job Details If you are a graduate of a Master's program and have a creative scientific approach to clinical microbio...
Type of company: Hedge Fund Established 2005, New York, NY Job Title: Executive Assistant to Managing Member/Head of Research & Research Team Job Description: · Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks including managing an extremely active calendar of appointments. · Responsible for handling all travel arrangements (domestic and international) including hotel accommodations, airline ...
Research Associate/Research Scientist: Location: Bedford, MA Job Type: Full-time Compensation: Commensurate with skills and experience Overview: We are currently seeking a scientist to support projects related to metabolic engineering of plant and microbial secondary metabolites. This position will focus on metabolic engineering and the candidate is expected to have a strong background in met...
Company Confidential Boca Raton, FL, 33487
Administrative Assistant/Research Assistant wanted. This is an Entry Level Position. Perfect for a college grad with a couple of years experience. Must be great on computers, diligent, smart, and creative and a strong work ethic. I'm looking for someone with a bright, fresh outlook and a great personality. Must work well with others, self sufficient and willing to take initiative. This is a full-t...
Job Description : The responsibility of a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is to perform the clinical monitoring aspect of designated projects in accordance with applicable SOPs. Responsibilities include performing clinical on-site monitoring activities (drive patient recruitment, source data verification, drug accountability, data collection), collecting regulatory documentation (when required)...
Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities. MSC i...
Interesting full time position supporting technicians of a USDOT traffic safety study in Henry and Rock Island Counties. Must have computer and reading skills and knowledge of Windows. Applicant must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Compensation is $18.52/hour. Training and benefits will be provided. Please email a cover letter with the title of the employment ad and resu...
Interesting part time position supporting technicians of a USDOT traffic safety study in Comal County. Must have computer and reading skills and knowledge of Windows. Applicant must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Compensation is $15.91/hour. Training and benefits will be provided. Please email a cover letter with the title of the employment ad and resume to: careers@kld...
Idealist Washington, DC
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant (RA/SRA) for a one-year, part-time (25 hours/wk), fixed-term, renewable, appointment for its Markets, Trade and Institutions Division. The RA/SRA will work with multiple Senior Research Fellows and will assist them on the day-to-day management of research projects, including ...
Harvard University Boston, MA
The research assistant will work on a number of duties related to the RISK Project (Resilience in Survivors of Katrina) at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Responsibilities include performing informed literature reviews, entry-level data analysis, reviewing interviews, and incorporating personal accounts of trauma into the context of time, place, and relevant psychologica...
Harvard University Boston, MA
The Harvard Opinion Research Program is seeking a Research Assistant. The Program’s focus is on measuring and understanding public opinion in the United States and in other countries. Core research activities include designing and conducting original international and national opinion surveys and polls, as well as reviewing and analyzing survey data collected by other organizations. This work has...
Job ID: 354 Position Description: One of the foremost public policy research organizations in the United States, Mathematica Policy Research is leading the way in providing health care research services to federal agencies, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We are seeking an intellectually curious programmer in our Ann Arbor, MI office who is passionate about using d...
Research Assistantneeded for acontractopportunity with Yoh's client located in South San Francisco, CA. Top Skills Should You Possess: - Mammalian cell culture - Cancer cell culture What You'll Be Doing: - The Research Asst will support the cell culture core team. - S/he will use a variety of cell culture, molecular and biochemical methods to help service a centralized cell bank and maintain...
ASSISTANT RESEARCH SCIENTIST FOR PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY REQUIREMENT #15-00352 RECRUITER: JESSICA CLARK JOB LOCATION: WALLINGFORD, CT MARCH 30, 2015 Project Description: Basic knowledge of the drug discovery process and independence in experimental/assay design, data analysis and problem solving. Working knowledge and experience with a wide range of technical skills relevant to the specific ...
Job Description: Company in Hampton seeks Medical Administrative/ Clinical Research Associate. This is a golden opportunity with a stable and well know company. They have long term employees with very little turnover! With the pleasant working environment and friendly staff employees just don't leave! Room to advance and great benefits! Clinical Research Associate/Assistant An excellent candida...
Essential Job Duties: The incumbent will be responsible for: (1) Active participation in one or more phases of the research process by performing a variety of microbiological, epidemiological, and molecular techniques for laboratory, greenhouse or field experiments. The incumbent’s duty station will be the USDA, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory on vegetable se...
Company Confidential Naples, FL, 34110
Experienced Clinical Research Assistant needs CMA or LPN with previous research experience for busy growing department. Will consider non clinical candidate only with previous research experience. Duties range from coordinating and conducting patient care visits to include blood draws, vital signs, performing ECG’s and processing specimens as well as maintaining a high level of knowledge and under...
Health, Education & Social Programs Early Education Services Fairfax, VA Job Description: ICF International seeks a Research Assistant to support a team of Project Managers on education projects within the Early Education Services Line of Business. ICF's Early Education Services conducts technical assistance, research, and evaluation projects in a wide range of content areas including Head Sta...
Nelson Technology is seeking a UX Research Assistant for a 6+ month contract (W2 only) with a top-notch client in Mountain View, CA. The Social Impact team aspires to use our scale and technology to address some of the world’s greatest challenges. You want to change the world through research and design. As Social Impact is young and evolving, you'll also have the opportunity to help us develop a...
Stearns County Attorney’s Office Research Assistant/Data Analyst (Special Assistant to the County Attorney) Seeking research assistant with record of detailed, reliable follow through. Problem solver able to interact effectively with attorneys. Also budget management, event planning, grants management and office administration duties. Must be adept with technology, willing to interact with many...

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