Looking for an entry level job or internship in research? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.
Earlier this year an awesome app called ZOMBIES, RUN! was funded through crowd-sourcing on Kickstarter. It’s an ultra-immersive game for the iPhone where you help rebuild civilization after a zombie apocalypse. By going out and running in the real world, you can collect medicine, ammo, batteries, and spare parts that you can use to build up and expand your base – all while getting orders and clues through your headphones. This game is one of many being designed to help prevent weight gain and even inspire weight loss. Currently a number of researchers are helping to determine the effectiveness of these digital games and game technologies that promote health by gathering data and analyzing it to establish facts.
A researcher is somebody who searches for knowledge and investigates to establish facts. To accomplish this they make detailed observations, analyze data, and interpret results. Because research is needed in a wide range industries for different purposes, researchers can work in academic, industrial, government, and private institutions.
The typical day for a researcher depends upon the type of research you’re involved in, but might involve any number of these tasks:
A Researcher’s average yearly salary is $23,000. You can also specialize in different topics for example you could be a Tax Researcher (average yearly salary is $28,000), Court Researcher (average yearly salary is $22,000), User Researcher (average yearly salary is $80,000), Internet Researcher (average yearly salary is $22,000), Quantitative Researcher (average yearly salary is $111,000) Library Researcher (average yearly salary is $25,967), Market Researcher (average yearly salary is $49,999), or a Research Scientist (average yearly salary is between $39,000 and $114,299).
Here are some hot spots for researchers:
It is generally necessary to have a college degree and typically even a Master’s or PhD to be a Researcher. Possible relevant degrees might include marketing, psychology, anthropology, sociology, biology, chemistry, business, or statistics. A lot of the training that researchers receive is on the job training from more senior staff, but you should also be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Beyond that helpful characteristics to have include being curious, good critical analysis, verbal and written communication skills, persistence, motivation and ability to cope with delayed gratification and even rejection.
If research still sounds like your cup of tea, here are a few things you should do to get started.
|Clinical Nurse Research Spec I -RB&C Clinical Research Center|
University Hospitals Cleveland, OH
|RN, Oncology - Research Coordinator, / Saint Thomas West SE Bldg / FT Days|
Saint Thomas Health Nashville, TN
|Principal Veterinarian - Comparative Animal Research|
Amgen Thousand Oaks, CA
|Planning Consultant - Research / St Vincent Health Admin / FT Days|
St Vincent Hospital Indianapolis, IN
|RN - Clinical Research Nurse - TRI - Orlando - On Call|
Florida Hospital Orlando, FL
|Aerodynamics Research and Technology Engineer 5|
Northrop Grumman El Segundo, CA
|Research Study Coord RN - Prefer Pediatric and Research experience - Strictly Peds Med Office Bldg|
Seton Healthcare Austin, TX
|Physician: Outpatient Pediatrician for NC Research Triangle with 4.5 Day Week|
CompHealth Burlington, NC
|Coord-Research-Clinical / St. Mary's of MI-MedArts III / Research Neurology 001 / 80 Hours Bi-Weekly|
St. Marys of Michigan Saginaw, MI
|RN 24/7 AD/DIP - Hosp. Diagnostic Radiology Job|
Mayo Clinic Radiology Rochester, MN
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