Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

NOC
4012

Assist university professors and college faculty members in teaching and research activities at universities and colleges.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Limited
Limited

3 Year Job Openings

-29
 

Median Hourly Wage

$17.79
$11.70
Low
$40.87
High

Median Salary

$7,069
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

803
 

% Working Full Time

56%
 

% Working Full Year

39%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants assist university professors, community college and CEGEP teachers and other faculty members in teaching and research activities at universities and colleges.

Main Duties

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants perform some or all of the following duties:
Post-secondary teaching assistants

  • Organize reference materials, visual aids and other materials as required by university professors or college teachers for lectures
  • Conduct seminars, discussion groups and laboratory sessions to supplement lectures
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of examinations
  • Grade examinations, term papers and laboratory reports.

Research assistants

  • Conduct literature reviews, surveys, laboratory experiments and other research for use in scholarly publications
  • Compile research results and assist professors in the analysis of results and the preparation of journal articles or papers.

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants specialize in a subject matter based on their field of study.

Also Known As

  • college laboratory assistant
  • college teaching assistant
  • graduate assistant - university
  • post-secondary research assistant
  • university research assistant
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Enrolment in, or completion of, a university or college program is required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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51.1%
Female
48.9%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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37.6%
15-24
33.3%
25-34
12.8%
35-44
7.1%
45-54
6.4%
55-64
2.8%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
19.2%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
3.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
77.3%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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95.7%
Educational services
1.4%
Information and cultural industries
1.4%
Professional, scientific and technical services
1.4%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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4.30%
Northeast
33.30%
Southeast
16.30%
Southwest
41.80%
Central
4.30%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
$14,060
Southeast
$6,947
Southwest
$9,852
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$7,069

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$36,119

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$7,069

Newfoundland

$7,872

Prince Edward Island

$9,686

Nova Scotia

$7,907

Canada

$10,779
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

-29
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-48
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

19
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

-61
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-120
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

59