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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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Overview: The Senior Research Assistant I operates three cell sorters and trains and helps users with 2 cell analyzers. Incumbent is to be a self-motivated and independent worker, who will work under the supervision of the flow facility manager. Responsibilities: Operate three complex cell sorters and two analyzers for flow cytometric cell isolation and multiparameter analysis. Perform routine...
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)...
Looking for self-motivated, detail oriented, team member for a clinical research facility. This is an exciting opportunity for a medically minded individual to pursue a flexible schedule in the medical research field. This excellent opportunity is open to any individual with medical interests; entry level or experienced....
About Xcenda Xcenda, a business unit of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, is an integrated, world-class health care consulting organization focused on value, reimbursement and patient access. For more than 2 decades, Xcenda has helped global biopharmaceutical companies as well as emerging early-phase firms successfully commercialize innovative medical treatments and technologies in complex and cost-...
Title: Research Assistant Department: Quality Counts FLSA Status: Exempt Reports to: Director of Research, Evaluation & Assessment Job Summary: The Research Assistant will review, collect and report on a variety of data and information sources as it relates to Quality Counts operations. Candidate will conduct research and report on relevant child care issues, track trends in the child care indu...
Job Description: This Research Assistant Position Features: ? Prestigious Company ? Long Term Contract ? Great Pay to $45K Immediate need for a Research Assistant seeking a prestigious company, competitive wages and a long term contract. Strong research skills and attention to detail, strategic and creative candidates with strong academic records, and advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge to hel...
Kelly Services has an immediate opening for a research assistant. The research assistant is a temp to hire opportunity. The research assistant is full time, first shift. The duties are as follows: An E-Commerce Pricing Specialist is responsible for updating and maintaining accurate and competitive pricing on products, as well as implementing sale prices. Work with a rapidly-growing company in a p...
The West Valley Staffing Group Recruitment team is currentlyseeking a Research Assistant for our client in Santa Clara, CA. THIS IS A TEMPORARY CONTRACT POSITION. Our client is a pioneer in creatingbreakthrough tools that are driving the genomic revolution. By applying theprinciples of semiconductor technology to the life sciences our client developsand commercializes systems that enable scienti...
XCEO is hiring an Administrative Research Assistant who would primarily be responsible for mining data. The candidate would organize and manage XCEO data so it can be used by the sales teams in marketing material, the XCEO newsletter and the CEO’s upcoming book. A great candidate will help to create and manage material based on data from the XCEO database as well as from outside sources. A detaile...
Please apply at the following link if possible: https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=1980740&PartnerId=6495&SiteId=5226&type=mail&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5226&JobSiteInfo=1980740_5226&gqid=0 OBSTETRICS, GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (Ob/Gyn & RS) is a major academic Department in the...
Position Summary: Proove Biosciences, Inc. is seeking team players for Research Assistants to join a fast growing team supporting physician clinics across the nation. Proove Biosciences is the Personalized Pain Medicine Company. Our mission is to Change the Future of Medicine. With offices in Irvine, California and Annapolis-Junction, Maryland, Proove provides physicians with information to impro...
Job Description: The Administrative and Research Assistant will provide support to the Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and the Associate Director of Institutional Research as required in the research, analysis and compilation of data for external and internal reports: in tracking scheduled reports; in archiving submitted external reports; tracking and maintaining institutional as...
Position Summary: Proove Biosciences, Inc. is seeking team players for Research Assistants to join a fast growing team supporting physician clinics across the nation. Proove Biosciences is the Personalized Pain Medicine Company. Our mission is to Change the Future of Medicine. With offices in Irvine, California and Annapolis-Junction, Maryland, Proove provides physicians with information to impro...
How to Apply A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Please include a Cover Letter that answers these questions: (i) Why is this position appealing to you? (ii) How is this ...
Overview: The Senior Research Assistant I operates three cell sorters and trains and helps users with 2 cell analyzers. Incumbent is to be a self-motivated and independent worker, who will work under the supervision of the flow facility manager. Responsibilities: Operate three complex cell sorters and two analyzers for flow cytometric cell isolation and multiparameter analysis. Perform routine ...
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...
Overview: The Research Assistant is responsible for assisting lab members with the transfer, cleaning, processing and analysis of data from high throughput systems for proteomic, metabolomic and genomic data. Responsibilities: Work with members of the lab on proteomic analyses, metabolmic analyses and genomic analyses. Assist with the development of procedures for cleaning large data sets Sup...
About Western Kentucky University: Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooki...
About Xcenda Xcenda, a business unit of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, is an integrated, world-class health care consulting organization focused on value, reimbursement and patient access. For more than 2 decades, Xcenda has helped global biopharmaceutical companies as well as emerging early-phase firms successfully commercialize innovative medical treatments and technologies in complex and cost-...

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Research Assistant

Salaries

$17,900.00 - $56,100.00
Typical Salary for Research Assistant
(737 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
43.8%
Master's
35.1%
Doctorate
15.2%
Some College Coursework Completed
4.4%
(633 Respondents)
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