Most research fellows list "patients," "research projects," and "data analysis" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important research fellow responsibilities here:
We've found that 47.3% of research fellows have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 18.4% earned their master's degrees before becoming a research fellow. While it's true that most research fellows have a college degree, it's generally impossible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every ten research fellows did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The research fellows who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied chemistry and biology, while a small population of research fellows studied biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology and psychology.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a research fellow. We've found that most research fellow resumes include experience from Emory Healthcare, Emory University, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Of recent, Emory Healthcare had 133 positions open for research fellows. Meanwhile, there are 106 job openings at Emory University and 73 at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, research fellows tend to earn the biggest salaries at McKinsey & Company Inc, Competitive Enterprise Institute, and IBM. Take McKinsey & Company Inc for example. The median research fellow salary is $76,751. At Competitive Enterprise Institute, research fellows earn an average of $76,252, while the average at IBM is $75,577. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at National Institutes of Health, University of Washington, and University of California Press. These three companies have hired a significant number of research fellows from these institutions.
The industries that research fellows fulfill the most roles in are the non profits and education industries. But the highest research fellow annual salary is in the non profits industry, averaging $57,261. In the health care industry they make $52,481 and average about $51,579 in the education industry. In conclusion, research fellows who work in the non profits industry earn a 10.5% higher salary than research fellows in the government industry.