Most graduate student assistants list "cell culture," "protein," and "chemistry" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important graduate student assistant responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a graduate student assistant. We found that 71.3% of graduate student assistants have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 20.8% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most graduate student assistants have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's impossible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every ten graduate student assistants were not college graduates.
Those graduate student assistants who do attend college, typically earn either biology degrees or psychology degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for graduate student assistants include chemistry degrees or biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology degrees.
When you're ready to become a graduate student assistant, you might wonder which companies hire graduate student assistants. According to our research through graduate student assistant resumes, graduate student assistants are mostly hired by East Carolina University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Microsoft. Now is a good time to apply as East Carolina University has 3 graduate student assistants job openings, and there are 2 at Los Alamos National Laboratory and 2 at Microsoft.
If you're interested in companies where graduate student assistants make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Microsoft, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Security. We found that at Microsoft, the average graduate student assistant salary is $115,391. Whereas at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, graduate student assistants earn roughly $72,811. And at Los Alamos National Security, they make an average salary of $61,875.