I'm new in the real estate business and thought starting as a RE assistant to educate myself while working under another. Does anyone know of any resources or companies that train you?
What sort of assistant position are you looking at?
I think it varies from State to State, but an unlicenced person can't talk about "real estate" to a client. For example, if you were to work in a residential brokerage (e.g. Re/Max, Coldwell Banker, etc.) in NJ, all you could do when answering the phone is take a message or pass it along to a licensed agent in the office if somebody is asking about a property. That's exactly what our admin's do. According to a post or two on BP, apparently other States seem (I can't confirm if the practice is correct/legal) to let their unlicensed assistants take the initial information and chat with clients about properties.
Most real estate investing is really a "self employed" kinda of endevour unless you are thinking of working for some sort of investment firm, developer firm, architect/engineering real estate firm (whose day to day focus really probably wouldn't be on real estate).
I hope this helps some. But, a little more info from you would probably make it easier to advise. Good luck.