Research assistant

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Why is it important to become a research assistant?

Working as a research assistant is important because it can help an individual out professionally. A person who does not work as a research assistant may not develop the skills or the professional contacts necessary to go far in their desired career. As a research assistant, it's essential to get practice and experience in your chosen field.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly a research assistant?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a research assistant, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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What are some careers related to a research assistant?

Many careers are associated with research assistants. Some careers include forensic science technicians, chemical technicians and medical and clinical laboratory technicians. Forensic scientists and clinical and medical technologists need a bachelor's degree, while medical, clinical and chemical technicians only require an associate degree.

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