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Working As A Research Assistant

  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $39,490

    Average Salary

What Does A Research Assistant Do

A Research Assistant helps carry out a particular research agenda. They are generally found in the social science or laboratory setting.

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Average Length of Employment
Research Associate 2.6 years
Research Assistant 2.0 years
Researcher 1.5 years
Research Scholar 1.4 years
Research Aide 1.2 years
Research Volunteer 0.9 years
Top Employers Before
Internship 25.6%
Volunteer 9.2%
Tutor 4.1%
Researcher 2.8%
Assistant 2.6%
Instructor 2.2%
Cashier 2.1%
President 2.1%
Teacher 1.9%
Top Employers After
Internship 16.2%
Volunteer 6.2%
Fellow 4.1%
Instructor 3.4%
Consultant 3.4%
Tutor 3.2%
Researcher 2.9%
Teacher 2.2%

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Research Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

46.8%

Male

42.3%

Unknown

10.9%
Ethnicity

White

48.3%

Asian

24.4%

Hispanic or Latino

12.9%

Black or African American

9.1%

Unknown

5.2%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

35.5%

French

12.2%

Chinese

10.9%

Mandarin

9.0%

German

4.5%

Arabic

3.5%

Japanese

3.3%

Hindi

2.7%

Italian

2.7%

Korean

2.7%

Russian

2.6%

Portuguese

2.4%

Cantonese

2.2%

Urdu

1.1%

Vietnamese

1.0%

Hebrew

1.0%

Turkish

0.8%

Greek

0.7%

Polish

0.5%

Gujarati

0.5%
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Research Assistant Education

Schools

Iowa State University

6.5%

University of Florida

6.5%

Pennsylvania State University

6.4%

Michigan State University

5.9%

University of Texas at Austin

5.8%

Purdue University

5.1%

Northeastern University

5.1%

Boston University

5.0%

Cornell University

5.0%

Texas A&M University

4.9%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

4.9%

University of Southern California

4.7%

University of Illinois at Chicago

4.6%

Johns Hopkins University

4.6%

George Washington University

4.4%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

4.2%

University of Iowa

4.2%

University of Connecticut

4.2%

University of Houston

4.2%

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4.0%
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Majors

Psychology

12.9%

Biology

10.2%

Mechanical Engineering

8.4%

Chemistry

8.4%

Electrical Engineering

5.8%

Law

5.6%

Computer Science

5.5%

Chemical Engineering

5.2%

Business

4.3%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

4.2%

Physics

3.6%

Biomedical Engineering

3.5%

Computer Engineering

3.1%

Public Health

3.1%

Political Science

3.0%

Environmental Science

2.9%

Civil Engineering

2.8%

Economics

2.8%

Geology

2.5%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

2.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

37.5%

Masters

34.6%

Doctorate

18.1%

Other

7.1%

Certificate

1.5%

Associate

1.0%

Diploma

0.2%

License

0.0%
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Real Research Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Research Assistant Reading Health System West Reading, PA Jan 07, 2016 $190,000
Research Assistant Reading Health System West Reading, PA Jun 24, 2016 $190,000
Orthodontist Research Assistant House of Orthodontia, PLLC New York, NY Jan 04, 2016 $187,830
Research Assistant Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Apr 06, 2016 $132,000
Associate Director for Research/Assistant In Research General Hospital Corporation Boston, MA Apr 01, 2015 $112,200
Assistant In Research General Hospital Corporation Boston, MA Sep 03, 2015 $110,000
Research Assistant Analysis & Design Application Co., Ltd Provo, UT Feb 02, 2015 $100,000
Life Science Research Assistant 3 Stanford Hospital & Clinics Palo Alto, CA Nov 30, 2016 $95,222 -
$100,276
Research Assistant Spectrum Operations LLC Fort Worth, TX Sep 16, 2015 $93,790
Research Associate (Assistant Professor) In Epigenetics The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Sep 01, 2015 $92,700
Research Navigator Assistant Oregon Health & Science University Santa Ana, CA Dec 10, 2015 $87,901
Research Navigator Assistant Oregon Health & Science University Santa Ana, CA Oct 12, 2015 $87,901
Research Assistant Wayne State University Detroit, MI Jan 12, 2015 $47,980
Research Assistant II The Methodist Hospital Research Institute Houston, TX Nov 19, 2016 $47,897
Research Assistant II Memorial Hermann Health System Houston, TX Oct 01, 2015 $47,840
Research Assistant Norfolk State University Norfolk, VA Aug 24, 2015 $47,740
Research Assistant II The Salk Institute for Biological Studies San Diego, CA Jan 03, 2016 $47,711
Research Assistant Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH May 20, 2016 $47,590
Research Assistant Wayne State University Detroit, MI Jan 02, 2016 $41,870
Research Assistant University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK Jun 29, 2015 $41,803
Research Assistant II The Salk Institute for Biological Studies San Diego, CA Jan 01, 2015 $41,753
Research Assistant The Univ. of Ala. at Birmingham (UAB) Birmingham, AL Mar 21, 2015 $41,740
Research Assistant The University of Memphis Memphis, TN Nov 15, 2015 $41,740
Research Assistant Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN) New York, NY Jan 04, 2016 $41,740

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  1. Lab
  2. Laboratory Equipment
  3. Market Research
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  • Researched scientific literature, prepared samples, conducted laboratory reactions, processed products, and analyzed data.
  • Maintain a basic knowledge of the operation of laboratory equipment keep current records of experimental procedures for future publications.
  • General support in market research for promotional advertising; industry research in renewable energy and available incentives for implementation.
  • Helped with data analysis and graphical generation with R
  • Performed and examined bacterial cell cultures in preparation for diabetes research.

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