How to Become a Research Assistant
Though some research assistant jobs require a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, some research assistant positions only require an associate degree and provide on-the-job training. Undergraduate or graduate students often serve as research assistants to professors or other professionals in their field. Decide what field you would like to work in, then cultivate the skills you need to work as an assistant in that area. Qualifications will vary depending on the position, but all research assistants need to be able to work independently, understand basic computer programs, and have excellent communication skills. Approach professors in your field of interested to find research assistant opportunities.