Social Science Research Assistants (19-4061)

Occupation 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. Excludes Graduate Teaching Assistants (25-1191).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 6870 2.93 58
United States 34,00035,500 4.31,400 2,6004,150

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 23.5711.2316.34 22.1229.0437.19
Alaska 25.2219.9121.98 25.4528.7830.77

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
8315 18.114.1 12.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation24
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 98
Number of job position postings 8
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 12.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Building Science Network   (Juneau)
The Natural Step: How Cities and Towns Can Change to Sustainable Practices

 Degree
Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
Access Boot Camp
Access Level 1
Access Level 2
Access Level 3
Access Level 4
Acrobat Pro Level 1
Acrobat Pro Level 2
Excel Level 1
Excel Level 2
Excel Level 3
Outlook 2013 Level 1
Outlook 2013 Level 2
Word Level 1
Word Level 2
Word Level 3

 Degree
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation   (Anchorage)
Accuplacer Testing
Computer Skills Level 3
Customer Service
Internet Concepts and Applications
Introduction to Personal Computers
Proofreading
Spreadsheets
Word Processing

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Microsoft Office Specialist Master Course
Workplace Basics

 Degree
Amundsen Educational Center   (Soldotna)
Computer Information Processor
General Office Clerk
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Quickbooks

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Business & Office Technology Office Assistant Certificate
MS Excel 2010 Level 1
MS Excel 2010 Level 2

 Degree
Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Computer Science

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
IC3 - Internet and Computing Core Certification Certificate

 Degree
Literacy Council of Alaska   (Fairbanks)
Computer Literacy

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Effective Business Writing
Excel Complete
Excel Unit 1
Excel Unit 2
Outlook Complete
Project
Word Complete
Word Unit 1
Word Unit 2

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Microsoft Access / COMP001
Microsoft Excel / COMP002
Microsoft Office Introduction / COMP003
Microsoft Office Powerpoint
Microsoft Outlook / COMP004
Microsoft Project / COMP005
Microsoft Publisher / COMP006
Microsoft Word / COMP007

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Business English
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
MS Access, Basic
MS Excel, Advanced
MS Excel, Intermediate
MS Suite, Certificate of Completion
Personal Computers/Cell Phones, Introduction
Quickbooks Certificate of Completion

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Liberal Studies BLS
Office Technology CT1
Office Technology OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Office Technology CT1
Office Technology OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Office Technology CT1
Office Technology OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Office Technology CT1
Office Technology OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Social Science AA
Social Science BA
Social Science BLA

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Advanced Microsoft Access
Advanced Microsoft Excel
Advanced Microsoft Outlook
Advanced Microsoft Word
Application Development with Access
Application Development with Access 2016
Creating Forms in Microsoft Word
Data Analysis: Excel Pivot Tables
Data Analysis: Excel Power Pivots
Data Analysis: Excel PowerPivots
Data Analysis: Pivot Tables
Excel 2016 VBA
Internet Search Techniques
Introduction to Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
Introduction to Computers & Windows
Introduction to Microsoft Access
Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Introduction to Microsoft Outlook
Introduction to Microsoft Word
Introduction to OneNote

 Degree
WinCertification   (Red Devil)
Basic Computers 15 Clock Hrs
IC3 Computer Fundamentals Certification (IC3)
Intro to Computing IC3 45 Clock Hrs
Intro to Windows 30 Clock Hrs
Introduction to MS Access
Introduction to MS Excel
Introduction to MS Word
Introduction to PC
Keyboarding 15/30/45 Clock Hrs
Microsoft: Digital Literacy
Microsoft: Windows Server