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.
|Behavior Technician - Daily Pay!|
Behavior Frontiers Gaithersburg, MD
|Research & Development Analyst - Telematics (REMOTE)|
GEICO Chevy Chase, MD
|Action Officer (DAG) Intermediate|
ManTech International Corporation Chantilly, VA
|Behavior Technician - Daily Pay! - Gaithersburg MD|
Behavior Frontiers Germantown, MD
|Staff Fellow (Polymer Science) #2020- OSEL-DBCMS-030|
US Food & Drug Administration Silver Spring, MD
|RFP Proposal Writer (Technical Writer)|
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group PC Rockville, MD
|Principal Environmental Intelligence Researcher with Security Clearance|
The MITRE Corporation Fairfax, VA
SCIS Paragon Systems Herndon, VA
|Technology Transfer Lead Analyst (T2)|
Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation Arlington, VA
CBRE McLean, VA
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