Interested in market research jobs? Then let us guide you through some of the main requirements of the role, and also what you can expect from a market research job.
Working in market research is fast-paced and varied, with plenty of opportunity to develop your skills and progress your career.
Experience in a similar role will always be beneficial when applying to market research jobs. However, some more junior positions such as Research Executive are open to those of you at the start of your market research career. As long as you can prove your organisation skills, alongside an analytical mind and good presentation abilities, you should have no problem securing your first market research job.
In this sector, there is an initial choice of whether to choose qualitative or quantitative research – often abbreviated to qual and quant. In a qual role in particular, you will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills, to extract the clearest responses possible from your research participants.
You will be expected to project manage the whole market research process in many cases. This means you will not only design the research, to meet your client’s needs, but also collect and analyse the data. You may then need to present your findings back to your superiors or the client, and make recommendations on what actions should be taken as a result of the research results.
What To Expect
The typical salary of an entry-level market research job is £15,000 - £20,000. Some agencies also choose to hire junior researchers on a temporary or flexible contract, though this all helps build your experience at the start of your career. Senior Research Executives or Research Managers usually earn £25,000 - £30,000, so there is certainly room for progression.
In most market research jobs, whatever the seniority level, there is likely to be ongoing training and support to hone your skills. Market research is a sector which is constantly developing new techniques, so there will always be something new to learn.
The working environment in a market research agency is most often a relaxed and lively one. You will often be working closely with your colleagues on team projects, and will always be meeting new people, either over the telephone or in person.
Some market research jobs will also involve international projects, meaning that you may get to travel across the country and the globe all as part of your job.
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