"academic support," "student records," and "mathematics" aren't the only skills we found academic assistants list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of academic assistant responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an academic assistant. We found that 68.7% of academic assistants have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 11.3% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most academic assistants have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every eight academic assistants were not college graduates.
The academic assistants who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and psychology, while a small population of academic assistants studied english and biology.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an academic assistant. We've found that most academic assistant resumes include experience from University of Florida, Northwell Health, and Dartmouth College. Of recent, University of Florida had 4 positions open for academic assistants. Meanwhile, there are 3 job openings at Northwell Health and 2 at Dartmouth College.
Since salary is important to some academic assistants, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Duke University, Penn State, and University of Connecticut. If you were to take a closer look at Duke University, you'd find that the average academic assistant salary is $79,540. Then at Penn State, academic assistants receive an average salary of $78,520, while the salary at University of Connecticut is $77,569.
The industries that academic assistants fulfill the most roles in are the education and non profits industries. But the highest academic assistant annual salary is in the hospitality industry, averaging $56,989. In the government industry they make $52,540 and average about $47,126 in the health care industry. In conclusion, academic assistants who work in the hospitality industry earn a 28.9% higher salary than academic assistants in the education industry.