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Researcher

Use various methodologies to conduct research.
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What's it like to be a Researcher?

Researchers seek information in various capacities, working across a wide range of industries. Researchers use various methodologies to conduct their research, including collating sources such as internet searchers, newspapers, journals and other publications. They often work as specialists in market research, medical research, scientific research or in public policy.

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Researchers may work on a project basis, or in a full-time capacity.

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A tertiary qualification or work experience in a related field is usually required to work as a Researcher. Previous research experience and knowledge of statistical analysis methods is highly regarded.

  1. Complete an undergraduate degree in a relevant field. This could be a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts, or a degree related to your chosen field of research such as psychology, sociology, economics or health science.
  2. Gain research experience in your industry in a role such as Research Assistant.
  3. Consider undertaking postgraduate studies, depending on your chosen field of research. Some hirers may prefer candidates with a PhD in their area of expertise.

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Bachelor of Science

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May 2021
Having input for strategies that can make a difference for clients is very satisfying.
Reviewer's Qualification
Doctor of Philosophy
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Custom CX research
The good things
For custom research, you work with new projects from different businesses all the time.
The challenges
Delivering projects on time and within budget is not always a smooth process and can require long nights.
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May 2021
Doing research is awesome if you feel that you are getting engaged more and more!
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Master of Science
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Research
The good things
I can imagine that you are able to think out of the box
The challenges
The balance between work and daily life seems to be a great challenge at the beginning.
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