Graduate Assistant

Assist department chairperson or faculty or staff members in universities.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Graduate Assistants do?

Assists department chairperson, faculty members or other professional staff members in college or university, by performing any combination of following duties: Assists in library, develops teaching materials, such as syllabi and visual aids, assists in laboratory or field research, prepares and gives examinations, assists in student conferences, grades examinations and papers, and teaches lower-level courses. May be designated by duties performed, or equipment operated.

Should I be a Graduate Assistant?

You should have a master's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Graduate Fellow, Graduate Research Assistant

    How to become a Graduate Assistant

    Most Graduate Assistants have a Doctorate or a Master's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:baa9mn&chl=no+college+%281%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2844%25%29|master%27s+%2827%25%29|doctorate+%2828%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,1,44
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