Some of the skills we found on research associate resumes included "procedures," "research projects," and "data analysis." We have detailed the most important research associate responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a research associate. We found that 60.3% of research associates have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 18.6% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most research associates 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 nine research associates were not college graduates.
The research associates who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied biology and chemistry, while a small population of research associates studied biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology and psychology.
Once you're ready to become a research associate, you should explore the companies that typically hire research associates. According to research associate resumes that we searched through, research associates are hired the most by Michigan State University, Appriss, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Currently, Michigan State University has 138 research associate job openings, while there are 51 at Appriss and 47 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Since salary is important to some research associates, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Crt Capital Group, Cowen, and Janney Montgomery Scott. If you were to take a closer look at Crt Capital Group, you'd find that the average research associate salary is $113,570. Then at Cowen, research associates receive an average salary of $111,151, while the salary at Janney Montgomery Scott is $108,745.
In general, research associates fulfill roles in the education and health care industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the research associate annual salary is the highest in the finance industry with $91,927 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries pay $65,415 and $63,858 respectively. This means that research associates who are employed in the finance industry make 77.2% more than research associates who work in the education Industry.