Research Associates work under the watch of principal investors and are responsible for correlating, implementing, and documenting research trials and assignments.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a science related filed like plant breeding, agronomy, crop science, soil science, biology, or a related field is preferred to become a research associate.
To pursue a career as a Research Associate:
The following high school courses are recommended:agricultural education, a focus on science, earth science, biology, botany, chemistry, and mathematics.
Employed by seed companies, crop protection companies, research firms, governmental organizations, environmental organizations, and colleges or universities.
Future Job Market/Outlook:
For those with advanced degrees the current and future job market for research associates can be considered good.
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