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Social Science Research Assistants: Career Information
Social Science Research Assistants
What Social science research assistants Do
Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management. Excludes Graduate Teaching Assistants.
Social science research assistant Salaries
- 2014 employment: 32,000
- May 2015 median annual wage: $42,480
Job Outlook for Social science research assistants
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
- Number of new jobs: 1,800
- Growth rate: 6 percent (As fast as average)
How to Become a Social science research assistant
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: Bachelor's degree
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: None
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