Associate may refer to:


* Associate degree, a two-year educational degree in the United States, and some areas of Canada * Associate professor, an academic rank at a college or university * Technical associate or Senmonshi, a Japanese educational degree * Associate of the Royal College of Science, an honorary degree-equivalent award presented by Imperial College London * Teaching associate, an academic teaching position usually requiring a graduate degree * Research associate, an academic research position usually requiring a graduate degree


* Employee * Business partner * Associate, an independent (often self-employed) person working as if directly employed by a company * Associate company, an accounting and business valuation concept * Coworker, a partner or colleague in business or at work.

Health care

* Clinical research associate (CRA), a clinical trial monitor which oversees the conduct of clinical trials in study sites and helps protecting study subjects rights and safety * Clinical Associate (Psychology), a specialist regulated mental health professional in Scotland * Clinical associates, a category of healthcare providers in South Africa


* Associate attorney, an employee lawyer in a traditional United States law firm * Associate justice, a member of a judicial panel who is not the chief justice * Judge's associate, an assistant to a judge in an Australian court (akin to a judge's clerk in an American court)


* The Associates (band), a Scottish post-punk and New Wave band of the early 1980s * ''The Associate'' (1946 film), a Mexican drama film * ''The Associate'' (1979 film), a comedy film directed by René Gainville * ''The Associate'' (1996 film), a film starring Whoopi Goldberg ** ''The Associate'' (soundtrack), a 1996 original soundtrack album * ''The Associate'' (novel), a 2009 novel by John Grisham * ''The Associates'' (U.S. TV series), an American sitcom in 1979 and 1980 * ''The Associates'' (Canadian TV series), a Canadian drama TV series in 2001 and 2002

Other uses

* Associate, to form an Association or connection between two or more concepts in the mind or imagination * Associate (ring theory), a mathematical concept * Associate, a person who is in league with the Mafia but is not a made man (full member)

See also

* Association (disambiguation) {{Disambiguation