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Career and Education Opportunities for Social Research Assistants in Oregon

Oregon has a population of 3,825,657, which has grown by 11.82% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Beaver State," its capital is Salem, though its largest city is Portland.

About 400 people are currently employed as social research assistants in Oregon. By 2016, this is expected to grow 23% to about 490 people employed. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for social research assistants are expected to grow by about 17.8%. Social research assistants generally assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social research.

Social research assistants earn approximately $17 hourly or $36,590 per year on average in Oregon. Nationally they average about $17 hourly or $35,650 yearly. Earnings for social research assistants are the same as earnings in the general category of Social Science Technical in Oregon and the same as general Social Science Technical category earnings nationally. People working as social research assistants can fill a number of jobs, such as: data specialist, graduate research assistant, and project coordinator.

In 2008, there were a total of 2,339,488 jobs in Oregon. The average annual income was $36,365 in 2008, up from $35,737 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Oregon was 11.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.6% since the previous year. Roughly 25.1% of Oregon residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Oregon include wood product manufacturing, lumber construction materials merchant wholesalers, and lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panel merchant wholesalers. Notable tourist attractions include the Milwaukie Museum, the Hippo Hardware & Trading Company, and the 3D Center of Art & Photography.

CITIES WITH Social Research Assistant OPPORTUNITIES IN Oregon


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.

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  • 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: Oregon

Oregon
Oregon photo by Kelvin Kay

Oregon has a population of 3,825,657, which has grown by 11.82% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Beaver State," its capital is Salem, though its biggest city is Portland. In 2008, there were a total of 2,339,488 jobs in Oregon. The average annual income was $36,365 in 2008, up from $35,737 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Oregon was 11.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.6% since the previous year. About 25.1% of Oregon residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Oregon include wood product manufacturing, lumber construction materials merchant wholesalers, and lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panel merchant wholesalers. Notable tourist attractions include the Children's Museum 2nd Generation, the 3D Center of Art & Photography, and the Northwest Film Center.