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Job Title: Research Specialist

Description: Keep detailed records, order supplies, collect data, and assist with the overall operation of a large-scale research project. Duties vary depending on the specific type of study and the resources granted to the project.

Degree Required: BS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years. Variations of a BS include a BT, referring to a Bachelor's of Technology, or a BA, a Bachelor of Arts degree. These different terms are often used for different areas of study or may be specific to colleges.

Skills Required: Computer skills, Farm animal care, Good hand-eye coordination, Independent worker, Learns on the job, Mechanically inclined, Produce goods, Quick thinker, Record maintenance, Scientific thinker, Scientific writing skills, Works under pressure

Market Sector: Government, Industry

Relative Salary:  $$$

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