Some of the skills we found on assembly associate resumes included "hand tools," "assembly instructions," and "computer system." We have detailed the most important assembly associate responsibilities below.
Before becoming an assembly associate, 21.1% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 2.0% assembly associates went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, some assembly associates have a college degree. But about one out of every two assembly associates didn't attend college at all.
Those assembly associates who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or general studies degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for assembly associates include electrical engineering degrees or criminal justice degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an assembly associate. We've found that most assembly associate resumes include experience from Kelly Services, Automation Personnel Services, and Becton, Dickinson and Company. Of recent, Kelly Services had 9 positions open for assembly associates. Meanwhile, there are 6 job openings at Automation Personnel Services and 4 at Becton, Dickinson and Company.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, assembly associates tend to earn the biggest salaries at Alfa Laval, Abbott Laboratories, and Techtronic Industries North America. Take Alfa Laval for example. The median assembly associate salary is $36,043. At Abbott Laboratories, assembly associates earn an average of $30,359, while the average at Techtronic Industries North America is $29,573. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a assembly associate include Caterpillar, General Motors, and Ford Motor Company. These three companies were found to hire the most assembly associates from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, assembly associates make their living in the manufacturing and automotive industries. Assembly associates tend to make the most in the health care industry with an average salary of $28,421. The assembly associate annual salary in the automotive and manufacturing industries generally make $26,669 and $26,225 respectively. Additionally, assembly associates who work in the health care industry make 8.7% more than assembly associates in the technology Industry.