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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|
|Senior Economic Analyst (Product Manager)||Monsanto Company||San Francisco, CA||Sep 01, 2015||$190,000|
|Senior Economic Analyst||Public Company Accounting Oversight Board||Washington, DC||Dec 17, 2015||$185,000|
|Senior Economic Analyst||Public Company Accounting Oversight Board||Washington, DC||Dec 10, 2014||$175,330|
|Senior Economic Analyst||Public Company Accounting Oversight Board||Washington, DC||Sep 27, 2014||$175,330|
|SR. Economic Analyst (Product Manager)||The Climate Corporation||San Francisco, CA||Apr 01, 2014||$170,000|
|SR. Economic Analyst (Product Manager)||The Climate Corporation||San Francisco, CA||Sep 10, 2014||$170,000|
|Economic Analyst||Balyasny Asset Management, L.P.||New York, NY||Sep 29, 2015||$150,000|
|Principal Economic Analyst||Greatest Good LLC||Chicago, IL||Sep 16, 2015||$150,000|
|Economic Analyst||Centerview Partners LLC||New York, NY||Feb 19, 2016||$125,000|
|Economic Analyst||Balyasny Asset Management||New York, NY||Sep 11, 2015||$120,000|
|Flight Crew Economic Analyst||The Boeing Company||Renton, WA||Jun 30, 2016||$114,000 -
|Flight Crew Economic Analyst||The Boeing Company||Renton, WA||Jun 30, 2014||$112,000 -
|Economic Analyst||LLJ, Inc.||New York, NY||Aug 25, 2016||$110,000|
|Economics Analyst||Guggenheim Credit Services, LLC||Santa Monica, CA||May 01, 2014||$80,000|
|Senior Economic Analyst||Natural Resuorce Governance Institute||New York, NY||Mar 09, 2016||$79,000 -
|Economic Analyst||Natuzzi Florida, LLC||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Jan 11, 2016||$77,000|
|Economic Analyst||Sunstar USA Inc.||Duluth, GA||Sep 29, 2014||$76,238|
|Economic Analyst||Natuzzi Fort Lauderdale, LLC||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Apr 27, 2016||$76,155|
|Associate/Scientist-Costing and Economic Analyst||Abt Associates Inc.||Bethesda, MD||Sep 04, 2014||$75,005|
|Economic Analyst||Alexander Reus P.A.||Miami, FL||Apr 09, 2016||$75,000|
|Economic Analyst||Alexander Reus P.A.||Miami, FL||Feb 09, 2016||$75,000|
|Economics Analyst||Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC||New York, NY||Nov 10, 2013||$67,206 -
|Economic Analyst||Electric Entertainment||Los Angeles, CA||Sep 02, 2015||$67,100|
|Economic Analyst||Electric Entertainment||Los Angeles, CA||Feb 22, 2016||$67,100|
|Economic Analyst||Sunstar USA Inc.||Duluth, GA||Jan 28, 2013||$66,888|
|Economic Analyst||Ainsley Shea Communications||Saint Paul, MN||Aug 27, 2015||$66,414|
|Economic Analyst||Handybook, Inc.||New York, NY||Aug 17, 2014||$66,165|
|Economic Analyst||Jackson Labs Technologies, Inc.||Las Vegas, NV||Jan 01, 2015||$64,780|
|Economic Analyst||David Hirson & Partners, LLP||Newport Beach, CA||Aug 25, 2015||$64,600|
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