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Career and Education Opportunities for Social Research Assistants in North Carolina

North Carolina has a population of 9,380,884, which has grown by 16.54% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Tar Heel State," its capital is Raleigh, though its biggest city is Charlotte.

There are currently 440 working social research assistants in North Carolina; this should grow 24% to 550 working social research assistants in the state by 2016. This is better than the national trend for social research assistants, which sees this job pool growing by about 17.8% over the next eight years. In general, social research assistants assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social research.

Income for social research assistants is about $15 per hour or $32,540 per year on average in North Carolina. Nationally, their income is about $17 hourly or $35,650 per year. Earnings for social research assistants are the same as earnings in the general category of Social Science Technical in North Carolina and the same as general Social Science Technical category earnings nationally. Jobs in this field include: computer aided telephone interview manager , research analyst, and research specialist.

In 2008, there were a total of 5,497,808 jobs in North Carolina. The average annual income was $35,249 in 2008, up from $34,865 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in North Carolina was 10.6% in 2009, which has grown by 4.4% since the previous year. About 22.5% of North Carolina residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in North Carolina include beverage product manufacturing, tobacco manufacturing, and pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the City, the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, and the McGill Rose Garden.

CITIES WITH Social Research Assistant OPPORTUNITIES IN North Carolina


JOB DESCRIPTION: Social Research Assistant

In general, social research assistants assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social research. They also may perform publication activities, laboratory analysis, or data management.

Every day, social research assistants are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they read and understand documents and reports.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in North Carolina include:

  • Community Planner. Compile data from various sources, such as maps, reports, and field and file investigations, for use by city planner in making planning studies.

LOCATION INFORMATION: North Carolina

North Carolina
North Carolina photo by Jan van der Crabben

North Carolina has a population of 9,380,884, which has grown by 16.54% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Tar Heel State," its capital is Raleigh, though its most populous city is Charlotte. In 2008, there were a total of 5,497,808 jobs in North Carolina. The average annual income was $35,249 in 2008, up from $34,865 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in North Carolina was 10.6% in 2009, which has grown by 4.4% since the previous year. Approximately 22.5% of North Carolina residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in North Carolina include beverage product manufacturing, tobacco manufacturing, and pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Mint Hill Country Doctors Museum, the Levine Museum of the New South, and the McGill Rose Garden.