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1. Research Assistant

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Los Angeles, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Ann Arbor, MI;  Atlanta, GA;  Baltimore, MD;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
A Research Assistant helps carry out a particular research agenda. They are generally found in the social science or laboratory setting.

2. Research Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  Philadelphia, PA;  San Diego, CA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Houston, TX;  Baltimore, MD;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

3. Marketing Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Boston, MA;  Washington, DC;  San Francisco, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

4. Research Associate

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  San Diego, CA;  Las Vegas, NV;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  San Francisco, CA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Cambridge, MA;  
Job Description:
A Research Associate plans, organizes, and conducts research in scientific, cultural, historical, or artistic. They conduct literature, collect and analyze data, and recruit and/or interview new people.

5. User Experience Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Seattle, WA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Austin, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Boise, ID;  Boston, MA;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
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6. Researcher

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Chicago, IL;  Cambridge, MA;  Boston, MA;  Irvine, CA;  Washington, DC;  Seattle, WA;  Berkeley, CA;  
Job Description:
Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.

7. Programming Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  San Francisco, CA;  Baltimore, MD;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

8. Data Analyst

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  Washington, DC;  Boston, MA;  Austin, TX;  Charlotte, NC;  Dallas, TX;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

9. Software Engineer

Top Locations:
San Francisco, CA;  New York, NY;  Austin, TX;  San Diego, CA;  San Jose, CA;  Seattle, WA;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

10. Human Resources Coordinator

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Dallas, TX;  Charlotte, NC;  San Diego, CA;  Phoenix, AZ;  San Antonio, TX;  
Job Description:
Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle other human resources work, such as those related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.

11. Office Assistant

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Washington, DC;  Miami, FL;  Philadelphia, PA;  Boston, MA;  Atlanta, GA;  Baltimore, MD;  
Job Description:
General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.

12. Research Analyst

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Atlanta, GA;  San Francisco, CA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Houston, TX;  Philadelphia, PA;  Baltimore, MD;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

13. Data Scientist

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Dallas, TX;  Palo Alto, CA;  San Jose, CA;  Seattle, WA;  Austin, TX;  Cambridge, MA;  
Job Description:
Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields.

14. Laboratory Assistant

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Diego, CA;  Boston, MA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Davis, CA;  Madison, WI;  Berkeley, CA;  Seattle, WA;  
Job Description:
Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.

15. Product Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Boston, MA;  Seattle, WA;  Atlanta, GA;  Palo Alto, CA;  Dearborn, MI;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day. Industrial designers consider the function, aesthetics, production costs, and the usability of products when developing new product concepts.

16. Human Resources Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Houston, TX;  Philadelphia, PA;  Boston, MA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Minneapolis, MN;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Information clerks perform routine clerical duties such as maintaining records, collecting data, and providing information to customers.

17. Laboratory Technician

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  San Antonio, TX;  Indianapolis, IN;  Salt Lake City, UT;  Saint Louis, MO;  Philadelphia, PA;  Chicago, IL;  San Diego, CA;  Baltimore, MD;  
Job Description:
Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.

18. Analyst

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  Indianapolis, IN;  Detroit, MI;  Washington, DC;  Austin, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Tampa, FL;  Dallas, TX;  
Job Description:
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

19. Laboratory Research Assistant

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  Ann Arbor, MI;  San Diego, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Baltimore, MD;  Los Angeles, CA;  Ames, IA;  

20. Marketing Assistant

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  San Diego, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Miami, FL;  Boston, MA;  Washington, DC;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

21. Research Scientist

Top Locations:
Seattle, WA;  New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Cambridge, MA;  San Diego, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Boston, MA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Dallas, TX;  Durham, NC;  
Job Description:
Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.

22. User Interaction Designer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Austin, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  San Diego, CA;  San Jose, CA;  Dallas, TX;  Seattle, WA;  
Job Description:
Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.

23. Design Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Austin, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Seattle, WA;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

24. Software Developer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Austin, TX;  Houston, TX;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  Seattle, WA;  Atlanta, GA;  Dallas, TX;  San Diego, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

25. Human Resources Assistant

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Diego, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Dallas, TX;  Phoenix, AZ;  
Job Description:
Information clerks perform routine clerical duties such as maintaining records, collecting data, and providing information to customers.

26. Scientist

Top Locations:
San Diego, CA;  Cambridge, MA;  Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Richmond, VA;  Seattle, WA;  Gaithersburg, MD;  Frederick, MD;  Boston, MA;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.

27. Social Media Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Washington, DC;  Philadelphia, PA;  Austin, TX;  San Francisco, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.

28. Software Engineering Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Seattle, WA;  San Francisco, CA;  San Jose, CA;  Mountain View, CA;  Sunnyvale, CA;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  San Diego, CA;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

29. Clinical Research Assistant

Top Locations:
Philadelphia, PA;  Boston, MA;  New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  San Diego, CA;  Washington, DC;  Baltimore, MD;  Chapel Hill, NC;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Natural sciences managers supervise the work of scientists, including chemists, physicists, and biologists. They direct activities related to research and development, and coordinate activities such as testing, quality control, and production.

30. Research Technician

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Boston, MA;  Austin, TX;  Houston, TX;  Baltimore, MD;  Chicago, IL;  Mattawan, MI;  Martinsville, VA;  Chapel Hill, NC;  San Antonio, TX;  
Job Description:
Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.

31. Psychologist

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Juan, PR;  Los Angeles, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Detroit, MI;  Phoenix, AZ;  Ponce, PR;  San Diego, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  Arecibo, PR;  
Job Description:
Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and their environments.

32. Business Analyst

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Boston, MA;  Charlotte, NC;  Dallas, TX;  Minneapolis, MN;  San Francisco, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
A business analyst is someone who analyzes an organization or business domain (real or hypothetical) and documents its business or processes or systems, assessing the business model or its integration with technology.

33. Data Science Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  San Francisco, CA;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Atlanta, GA;  Seattle, WA;  Austin, TX;  Dallas, TX;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

34. Research Coordinator

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Philadelphia, PA;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Seattle, WA;  Boston, MA;  Atlanta, GA;  Baltimore, MD;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Natural sciences managers supervise the work of scientists, including chemists, physicists, and biologists. They direct activities related to research and development, and coordinate activities such as testing, quality control, and production.

35. Assistant Professor

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Monterey, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Baltimore, MD;  Houston, TX;  Pittsburgh, PA;  Atlanta, GA;  Dallas, TX;  
Job Description:
Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and career and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.

36. Research Specialist

Top Locations:
Grand Rapids, MI;  Chicago, IL;  Philadelphia, PA;  New York, NY;  Atlanta, GA;  Baltimore, MD;  Pittsburgh, PA;  Phoenix, AZ;  Washington, DC;  Anaheim, CA;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

37. Student Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  Houston, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Atlanta, GA;  Boston, MA;  San Diego, CA;  Baltimore, MD;  
Job Description:
Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.

38. Behavior Therapist

Top Locations:
Los Angeles, CA;  Miami, FL;  San Jose, CA;  San Diego, CA;  Milford, MA;  Natick, MA;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Jacksonville, FL;  New York, NY;  
Job Description:
Mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists help people manage and overcome mental and emotional disorders and problems with family and other relationships. They listen to clients and ask questions to help the clients understand their problems and develop strategies to improve their lives.

39. Product Design Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Austin, TX;  Cincinnati, OH;  San Diego, CA;  Boston, MA;  Cupertino, CA;  Mountain View, CA;  
Job Description:
Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day. Industrial designers consider the function, aesthetics, production costs, and the usability of products when developing new product concepts.

40. Professor

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Juan, PR;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Miami, FL;  Boston, MA;  Bayamn, PR;  Washington, DC;  Atlanta, GA;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and career and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.

41. Behavior Technician

Top Locations:
Novi, MI;  Sacramento, CA;  Worthington, OH;  Miami, FL;  Fresno, CA;  Pensacola, FL;  San Diego, CA;  Las Vegas, NV;  Coventry, RI;  San Jose, CA;  
Job Description:
Psychiatric technicians and aides care for people who have mental illness and developmental disabilities. Technicians typically provide therapeutic care and monitor their patients’ conditions. Aides help patients in their daily activities and ensure a safe, clean environment.

42. Marketing Communications Coordinator

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  Washington, DC;  Houston, TX;  Austin, TX;  Boston, MA;  Dallas, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Alexandria, VA;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

43. Clinical Psychology Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Washington, DC;  Baltimore, MD;  Philadelphia, PA;  Newark, NJ;  Houston, TX;  Miami, FL;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and their environments.

44. Information Technology/Support Technician

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Washington, DC;  Dallas, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Austin, TX;  Miami, FL;  Phoenix, AZ;  
Job Description:
Computer support specialists provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. Some, called computer network support specialists, support information technology (IT) employees within their organization. Others, called computer user support specialists, assist non-IT users who are having computer problems.

45. Technical Writer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Austin, TX;  Washington, DC;  Atlanta, GA;  Seattle, WA;  San Diego, CA;  Dallas, TX;  Salt Lake City, UT;  Phoenix, AZ;  
Job Description:
Technical writers, also called technical communicators, prepare instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. They also develop, gather, and disseminate technical information through an organization’s communications channels.

46. Office Administrator

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Washington, DC;  Atlanta, GA;  San Francisco, CA;  Charlotte, NC;  San Diego, CA;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.

47. Professional Research Assistant

Top Locations:
Aurora, CO;  Boulder, CO;  Denver, CO;  Atlanta, GA;  New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Washington, DC;  Athens, GA;  

48. Associate Consultant

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Indianapolis, IN;  Boston, MA;  Atlanta, GA;  Houston, TX;  San Francisco, CA;  Washington, DC;  Minneapolis, MN;  Dallas, TX;  
Job Description:
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

49. Writer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Washington, DC;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  Seattle, WA;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Writers and authors develop written content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts, songs, blogs, and other online publications.

50. Research And Development Internship

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  San Francisco, CA;  Austin, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields.

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Average Salary For a Cognitive Science Major

Depending on the industry that cognitive science majors work in, their salaries can vary significantly. In fact, we found that cognitive science majors who work in the technology industry have an average salary of $115,625, while those who work in the professional industry have an average salary of $75,450. If salary is the most important thing to you, then you should look for jobs in the technology industry.

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Updated July 15, 2020