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Most market research analysts need at least a bachelor’s degree. Top research positions may require a master’s degree. Strong math and analytical skills are essential.Education
Market research analysts typically need a bachelor’s degree in market research or a related field. Many have degrees in fields such as statistics, math, and computer science. Others have backgrounds in business administration, the social sciences, or communications.
Courses in statistics, research methods, and marketing are essential for these workers. Courses in communications and social sciences, such as economics or consumer behavior, are also important.
Some market research analyst jobs require a master’s degree. Several schools offer graduate programs in marketing research, but many analysts complete degrees in other fields, such as statistics and marketing, and/or earn a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). A master’s degree is often required for leadership positions or positions that perform more technical research.Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
Certification is voluntary, but analysts may pursue certification to demonstrate a level of professional competency. The Marketing Research Association offers the Professional Researcher Certification (PRC) for market research analysts. Candidates qualify based on experience and knowledge; they must pass an exam, be a member of a professional organization, and have at least 3 years working in opinion and marketing research. Individuals must complete 20 hours of industry-related continuing education courses every 2 years to renew their certification.Important Qualities
Analytical skills. Market research analysts must be able to understand large amounts of data and information.
Communication skills. Market research analysts need strong communication skills when gathering information, interpreting data, and presenting results to clients.
Critical-thinking skills. To determine what marketing strategy would work best for a company, market research analysts must assess all available information.
Detail oriented. Market research analysts must be detail oriented because they often do precise data analysis.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Business Development Associate||Fort LP||New York, NY||Sep 27, 2016||$210,000|
|International Business Development Associate||AQR Capital Management||Greenwich, CT||Aug 27, 2015||$184,000|
|Business Development Associate||Atlas Technology Group, LLC||San Francisco, CA||Jan 14, 2016||$150,758|
|Finance & Business Development Associate||Mooreland Partners LLC||Greenwich, CT||Oct 01, 2015||$145,000|
|Mobile Business Development Associate Director||Tencent America LLC||Palo Alto, CA||Jul 09, 2016||$132,000|
|Business Development Associate||Innovation Core SEI, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Sep 19, 2015||$129,000 -
|Business Development Associate, Renewable Energy||NRG Energy, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Feb 05, 2016||$115,000|
|Business Development Associate||VL34, Inc.||Cambridge, MA||Jan 11, 2015||$114,785|
|Business Development Associate||Software Merchant Inc.||Wayne, PA||May 18, 2016||$113,464|
|Financial Business Development Associate||Two Sigma Investments, LLC||New York, NY||Oct 01, 2015||$110,000|
|Financial Business Development Associate||Two Sigma Investments, LLC||New York, NY||Jan 10, 2015||$110,000|
|Business Development Associate||Revise Clothing Inc.||Teterboro, NJ||Apr 19, 2016||$108,493|
|Business Development Associate||Urban Living International LLC||New York, NY||Jul 30, 2015||$105,000|
|Business Development Associate||Active Youth Connections, LLC||Los Gatos, CA||Mar 09, 2016||$102,263|
|Business Development Associate||Nanomotion Inc.||Ronkonkoma, NY||Sep 16, 2015||$84,000|
|Business Development Associate||Software Merchant, Inc.||Wayne, PA||Oct 01, 2015||$83,500|
|Marketing and Business Development Associate||Iconx Brand Group LLC||New York, NY||Jan 10, 2016||$80,340|
|Marketing & Business Development Associate||Iconx Brand Group LLC||New York, NY||Jan 10, 2016||$80,340|
|Business Development Associate||Innovation Core SEI, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Aug 10, 2015||$80,000 -
|Research Business Development Associate||Wake Forest University Health Sciences||Winston-Salem, NC||May 15, 2015||$80,000|
|Business Development Associate||Pct, LLC||Allendale, NJ||Sep 17, 2016||$80,000|
|Business Development Associate||DFG Investment Advisers, Inc.||New York, NY||Feb 03, 2016||$80,000|
|Business Development Associate||AVS Pharmacy Inc.||New York, NY||Oct 16, 2015||$59,384|
|Business Development Associate||Fugro Geoconsulting, Inc.||Dallas, TX||Sep 11, 2015||$58,510|
|Business Development Associate||Fugro Consultants, Inc.||Dallas, TX||Sep 11, 2015||$58,510|
|Business Development Associate||Jacobsen (A Textron Company)||Charlotte, NC||Jun 09, 2016||$58,000|
|Business Development Production Associate||Adventist Development and Relief Agency International||Silver Spring, MD||Sep 11, 2015||$57,815|
|Business Development Associate||Vantec World Transport (USA) Inc. (Vantec Hitachi Transport System (USA))||Valley Stream, NY||Sep 25, 2015||$57,658|
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