"Research Assistant" and "Research Analyst" positions... worth it?

I was looking at positions requiring masters/BA/BS in Economics and/or stats/math and alot of these positions have the phrase “Research Assitant” or “Research Analyst” attached to them (with only the phd level positions actually being labeled as Economist of course). Does anyone know anythig about these typse of positions in the industry? If one is comming out of a masters and is “fresh” (no expereince) are tehse positions worth it? By the time I have to select a position (if I don’t go on to a phd), i’ll probably have at least 1 year-long internship behind me in Economic analysis. If anyone knows anything about these positions, I’d appreciate hearing about thanks everyone.