Originally Posted by Welknair
Are you referencing the amount of money that they'd get from the Profession skill? It isn't much, but then again the Assistant isn't much. They usually start out as plain-old commoners.
No, I am referring to the reasons you give for them needing evasion and bonuses to saves against spells.
Of course, that could easily be re-fluffed as protection against ACCIDENTS in the lab, rather than the ability to survive being used as the Fantasy equivalent of crash-test dummies.