Skip over navigation
mySkills myFuture Start Page

Occupation information for

Social Science Research Assistants
Maine

Choose a Location

Within

Distance

description

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.

Compare Skills 

details

Currently Employed: 180

Projected Annual Job Openings: 20

Typical Hourly Wage: $18.99 - $26.25

Typical Annual Salary: $39,500 - $54,600

See Job Listings (0)
Find Businesses

typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

Find Training

typical job duties

  • Design and create special programs for tasks such as statistical analysis and data entry and cleaning.
  • Obtain informed consent of research subjects or their guardians.
  • Administer standardized tests to research subjects, or interview them to collect research data.
  • Provide assistance with the preparation of project-related reports, manuscripts, and presentations.
  • Prepare tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing research results.
  • Recruit and schedule research participants.
  • Screen potential subjects to determine their suitability as study participants.
  • Perform descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using computer software.
  • Track research participants, and perform any necessary follow-up tasks.
  • Verify the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases, correcting any errors.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Scanners
  • Special purpose telephones
  • Tablet computers

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Office suite software
  • Video creation and editing software